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/ Mickey White 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 Charbonneau said...

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

Michele T 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.

Lynette 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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