Tuesday, January 29, 2008

The Last Week Of January???

We had a wonderful weekend this way! Three days of having our girl home, plus the parents to be visiting, made for very happy times.

My Christmas runner is done.....well, not the quilting. It's hard to tell by the picture, but there are yo yo's in the center of each of the dimensional pinwheels. I really like the ticking border (which doesn't show well either)! Problem, I can't figure out how to quilt it and I really want to finish it up by the end of January for my monthly Christmas project. Hmmmmm, any ideas on how to quilt this?
Last night I was looking through my quilting closet to find a pattern for a friend, when I came across a box that has a quilt I started probably about 8 years ago. The top section is all pieced and the next five rows
are labeled and ready to go, but for whatever reason that's where I stopped. The box has all the rest of the 4 patches done and all the blocks are cut. I guess I just forgot about it. So tonight while I'm pondering
the quilting on the Christmas runner, think I will get back to piecing this scrappy quilt.
Hope every one's week got off to a good start and lots of quilting is happening out there this last week of January........wasn't it just Christmas yesterday?? :-)!

10 comments:

Darlene said...

Love your runner!

You must finish your 4 patch quilt. It's adorable!

Laurie Ann said...

I know, I am constantly amazed at how fast time flies! Yikes!

Lucy Locket-Pocket said...

I agree with you on that ticking border - it's gorgeous! And what a wonderful surprise to find such a lovely quilt in progress! Lucy x

Ginger Patches said...

What a fun surprise to find such a cute quilt almost done! Love your Christmas runner--the ticking and the yo-yo's are great touches!

Wendy said...

The tablerunner looks really cheery. Not sure how I would quilt it but my favourite way to quilt is stippling.

You must finish the scrappy quilt.

atet said...

Yes, it does seem like Christmas was just last week -- time sure does fly! Love the table runner -- what about something pretty simple for the quilting -- let the fabrics tell the story? And that four patch is adorable. What a find!

Nan said...

Wow! Look at you go! Love that table runner - it so cute!! You're ahead of me for sure - you go girl!
Love the quilt you FOUND - I wish I could find things like that in my piles of fabric! Can't wait to see it finished!
Glad you had a good time with Katie, too!

Thimbleanna said...

Cute table runner! Hooray for long lost projects -- so fun to revive them!

Mar said...

The runner is so cute, they look like little propellers! (of course I'm blind) LOL. What a great find, have you figured out why you put that away?

Carole said...

Cute runner! Love the fabrics! Hum.. as for quilting I would definately go with a swirl type of pattern for the blocks. Perhaps a cursive L and e would work well in the borders. I'm one that needs time to think about how I'll machine quilt a project! Thanks for sharing!