I finished a table runner today!!! Yeah for the first finish of MAY !!
I started this on April 29th; a 5 minute block pattern by Suzanne McNeill. (http://blog.suzannemcneill.com/2012/05/16/5-minute-blocks.aspx) ….so after 3 solid days of sewing at my quilt bees “sit & sew”; and an afternoon dedicated at home, I have taken my 5 minute block and made it into the table runner you see below!
Note: this table runner is finished with Susies Magic Binding — (That is the little piped edge next to the binding that makes it so special) Tutorial link: http://www.52quilts.com/2012/05/tuesday-tutorial-susies-magic-binding.html
If the fabric looks familiar, that is because it is made with “left over fabric” from my Happy Birthday / Celebrate Bunting — posted about here: https://stitchinggrandma.wordpress.com/2014/04/24/celebrate-happ…unting-wrap-up/
Our Quilt Bee sit & sew was awesome. We were each given an 8 foot table to work on, there were irons available and lots of mentoring. The church where we were located provided a big lunch everyday, so we were well cared for. We did a bit of show and tell every day, and there were some tutorials. The table runner was an option, and I thought I had the perfect fabric to use. (Yes, dear daughter, the table runner will be mailed with the bunting, but not until after I show it off at the Quilt Guild meeting on Monday). (I demo’d the binding that is on this table runner!)
I got one UFO layered up and pin basted, so I will be working on it’s quilting. I took 4 UFO’s with me, and spent so much time on this table runner, that I never got to them. The UFO’s are a result of 2 classes I took in 2012 & 2013. In those classes we started a new project every week, and I never got back to the project from the previous week. The thing that was holding me back was uncertainty. I wasn’t sure what I would do with a small quilt (36 x 36 ). I have come to the conclusion in the last 14 months that small is ok. I am thinking wall hangings! I love the fabric of EACH of them so much, I can’t bear to part with any of them.
While at our sit and sew, I took possesion of 2 of our Senior Quilts for church from a Bee member who donated her long-arm quilting skills. Next up is to create some binding for those quilts, as they are due to be presented to the graduates in 3 weeks.
Life is busy; lots of sewing going on! Don’t mind the dust bunnies…the cats are shedding and so is the dog. Time to fix dinner….happy stitching!