Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Checking Some Things Off the List

The little table runner is totally completed! I'm not sure there is enough hand quilting in the borders, but it's done. Not going to add more at this point.
The fall table runner
Next up in the hoop is Blue Plumes. It's kind of a different quilt for me, but other than admiring a similar shaped element in a shirt one day, the whole project idea is mine. 
Blue Plumes getting sandwiched and pinned
I can't believe this one has been at completed quilt top stage since 2017! Wowsers, does time fly! These funky looking fleur de lis {or whatever they are} were supposed to go with another quilt idea. Didn't work out and you know me, shortly after, another layout idea came along to the rescue. Funny how that happens with us tenacious types!
I think this one is going to be hand quilted
Why waste a perfectly good quilting inspiration? If at first you don't succeed, try, try again! You know how I love a challenge....
Trying to figure out the stitching pattern!
The binding is patiently waiting for me on the Playing With Scale #2 quilt. Honestly, you probably wouldn't believe it, but I've been off having a play with another baby quilt instead! lol
Binding ready for hand stitching!
Yep. I am a great aunt once again! My mom and dad agreed to find room in their suitcase if the quilt gets done in time and so I'm busy, busy. Postage is terribly expensive and I'd be very grateful to avoid having to pay for that plus risk the quilt getting lost in the mail. Best get back to it!


  1. congrats on another baby in the family - I have so many nieces and nephews - great ones too and great great! that I have lost track of how many - I would have to write them down family by family to know how many LOL - a big family.
    You have so many quilts as I do that I need to make a list again and try to check things off I might even have to make a list and say ok work on this today and that tomorrow so I can get them all done

  2. All beautiful work ~ Blue Plumes is a great design. I hope you get the quilt done in time to fly off in the suitcase!

  3. The blues are so pretty in Blue Plumes. The shades of blue that I am drawn to!

  4. Oh, it does feel good when you can eventually cross something off the list. Fun table runner. You're going to enjoy quilting on Blue Plumes. I like the simplicity of the background so the shades of blue stand out.

  5. I really like the Blue Plumes quilt--it has given me food for thought!!

  6. Congratulations on your table runner, I like your hand quilting. And Blue Plumes is a clever design, layered.
    And more babies in your family, you're blessed! We're expecting two grand babies before Christmas. I don't know how I'm going to be able to visit them both as one is on the east coast and the other on the west coast.

  7. Fun table runner - the blue really pops. Your blue plumes quilt is very calming, and so special. It sort of looks classic and yet completely original, at the same time.

  8. It took me a while to realize the background of your plumes is a plaid, not a checkerboard. Very clever of you. It's such a lovely, restrained quilt and I'm glad it's moving to the quilting stage.
    The binding of your baby quilt is one of my favorite shades. I totally understand why it's set aside, though. Must get quilts done when we can get free shipping. Hooray for your parents.


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