This is the pitiful look I got this morning as we pulled up to the curb at the airport to get me on my way to the Quad Cities!
Oh, poor Sadie. Can’t just just FEEL the “Why does she have to go AGAIN!?!” radiating from her soulful eyes?
It’s a short trip, Sweetie! I’ll be back on Wednesday!
I have loved this time home. SO much good has happened on so many levels, but most of all I got to sleep for more than a week i nmy own bed and I didn’t have to live out of a suitcase.
And I sewed to my heart’s content!
After all of the mail order and desk work and contract submitting was done, I had time last evening to get the table runner ready for the machine:
Piecing up some batting scraps with a wide zig zag.
Ready to roll!
This went so fast, I think I need to make MORE small stuff. Pure pleasure! This table runner is only 22” wide.
Can you see the quilting?
I tried to use a thread that blended through everything, and sometimes the thread color will surprise even me. This one is called sea gull. It’s kind of a greenish dirty grey. Not to stark against the black is what I wanted, but also something that didn’t look too dark against all of the colored fabrics.
The design is called Gossamer. it resembles webs.
Take a break and pay attention to me!
We had a thunderstorm roll through last evening and right on cue, Sadie glued herself to where I needed to be standing, as close as she could get to my leg. “ Poor girl, it will pass!” I told her – and luckily it moved quickly through. I’ve found that if I go about things normally, not making a big deal about her shaky state, she gets over it quicker. Silly girl.
I used a favorite aqua as a backing.
I had just enough!
I thought about aqua binding…
But I decided against it! This is going on a very dark table at the cabin, and I wanted a warmer edge. I tried yellow. Nope. that’s not it. I tried purple. Not! Orange? No…looks like Halloween. Red Red wasn’t what I wanted, neither was pink, but I found a compromise:
Pinky-red chevron stripe!
All of the bells and whistles went off with this as the binding. I love stripes, the chevron effect is going to look great in a 1/4’’ finished binding and I’ve got this weird fabric OUT of my stash. I honestly don’t know how long it’s been around or where I got it. I’m just happy to have found a place to use it.
So hexies are on hold this morning as I fly off to Illinois AGAIN. I’ll be binding on the plane. If I get this done it can decorate my book signing table for my visit with the Mississippi Valley Quilters.
And yes, I’ve got my thimble! And I wound a bobbin with thread to match so I’m good to go.
Just a reminder: There is no pattern for this runner yet, but it will be made available when I start taking orders for my new book release. It will be a free digital download to those who order my book from my website. BONUS! YAY! I'll let you know when all of this is going to happen.
Quiltville Quote of the Day!
Vintage fan quilt found by my friend Irene in Kentucky. I’m getting excited, I’ll be seeing her in just a few weeks!
Making my own happiness today as I go do what I love best: Teaching quilters to find their own bliss!
Have a great Friday, everyone!