Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Finished or Not Finished?

This quilt top is finally finished , or so I hope. I am having mixed feelings about whether I should add a white border around it about the size of the sashing. It's sized to fit a double bed so I don't have to have the extra few inches. What do you think?Now I have 3 large quilt tops to quilt! It probably won't be until after Christmas that I get around to quilting them with all of the Christmas gifts I need to make.

I'd love your opinion about the border...let me know what you think.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Christmas Tablerunner

I made this table runner for Christmas last year as a gift. It was wonderful because I used fabric I had on hand. I got the pattern from the Quilt Sampler Magazine by Better Homes and Gardens the Fall/ Winter 2007 edition.The pattern was from a much larger quilt featured on the cover. Inside they had also modified the pattern to suit a table runner. You really could do that with so many different patterns that you already have on hand. I'm all about trying to use what I have. Especially in this economy.
I quilted it in an all over meandering star pattern. Quilting with stars is one of my favorite ways to quilt. This 3 block table runner I made for my Mom. She wanted something to put on her coffee table and this fits perfectly!
I would love to make the actual quilt that is on the cover of the magazine but I've got to many other things on my to do list! There is never enough time.
Well, I'm off to stitch!!