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Friday, December 2, 2011

Quilts, Table Runners & pieces, Oh my!

I enjoyed my long Thanksgiving weekend by finishing up some projects! 

Finally some quilting going on in the quilt shop this week though it was out of necessity; I ran out of basting pins.  I had 2 choices; open more or quilt the projects already basted.  I decided to buckle down & quilt instead of take the easy way out.

I made this top over the summer.  Very quick & easy fat quarter pattern, Happy Daze.  I used fabrics from Buttercup Lane.  I finally basted it a month ago when I  basted this quilt.  The scrap batting was the perfect size, so I put it to immediate use….just not immediate quilting.  (and no, that other quilt isn’t quilted yet.)

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In my quest to use up what’s laying around, I made these 2 table runners from leftover Mary Engelbreit turnover pieces.  The backing & batting are also cast-offs from other projects, so these were very good for scrap management.

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I finished piecing my commissioned tumbler quilt top.  It will become a new backing to an old quilt.  The pic shows it just resting on top of the scalloped edge top.  Last night I started removing the old binding, which will just be replaced with the red marble used in the tumblers.

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While piecing the tumblers & the 2012 BOM top (big reveal very soon), I worked in pinwheel piecing.  I have over 100 done.  more to go, all scraps, even the white!

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So, that’s my update for the week (actually 2, I didn’t update you last week).  What did you work on?  I’m linking up with Sarah; pop over there & see what folks have been up to & give them a little Whoop Whoop of encouragement!

8 comments:

harleywife57 said...

wow you have been busy Shannon ! and an open house on Saturday ~ woohoo !! I need to move by you and hang out at the shop with you so I get projects done !!! I LOVE them all !

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Very busy indeed. Just so much going and variety of fabrics/colours - just love it!!

Laura said...

Thanks for joining up with tgiffriday.blogspot.com!

M-R said...

Wow, you've got a lot on the go! Great finishes! Thanks for linking up to TGIFF!

Mimi said...

Love your pinwheels.... thanks for the inspiration!!

KatieQ said...

Your scrappy pinwheels look great. The table runner is really cute. I have some turnovers sitting in the closet. Maybe, it's time to take them out and make them into something. Thanks for the inspiration.

LynCC said...

Wow! What a labor of love to re-back a quilt. Love the tumblers.

Sarah Craig said...

Goodness, you've been busy! Lovely items all - whoop whoop!!!

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