Thursday, August 7, 2008

5th time is a charm

One of my finishes for 5 by the end of July was this table runner:



In my mad rush to try and finish it, I got it pin basted. That next weekend I thought I would quilt it - to find out that I had some of the beige squares backwards in one of the middle rows.
So last night I decided to rip it apart to fix 3 little squares. Re-arrange them, sew them - still wrong. 3 times I did that. Then I finally get it right - sew the 2 long rows back on - I have them flipped around. Rip that apart, sew it again, start sewing, they are backwards again. After an evening of ripping, they are right and it is pin basted back together. All I have to do is quilt it and applique gold felt stars on it.


My fabric shop was closed yesterday on my way home from work - so last night I also looked again at the fabric I brought for my 30's pinwheels - on closer look- it's not too bad of a match. The green in the pinwheels is darker than I thought it was. I still didn't have enough...



But I have this yellow floral 30's print that I brought for the binding, so I used that to make a pieced back. And I will pick up a couple different 30's prints and do a pieced binding. That should fit in very well with the controlled scrappy look of this quilt.

Funny, I LOVE scrappy looking quilts when they are done - but I can never bring myself to make one without making sure all the fabrics go together. I must be obsessive compulsive about some things....

Todd is away until late tomorrow night for work - so I'm holding down the fort... which is fine - until he called me at 5:00 this morning (a 1/2 hour after he left the house) - I forgot to put a roundbale in for the cows - do you think you can do that tonight?? Um....sure....if you want to take a chance that your skidloader won't be in 1 piece when you come home....the skidloader and I have issues, you see....but he said he has faith in me that I won't roll it (or more acurately - if you wouldn't drive 10,000 mph on it, you wouldn't bounce it all over and chance rolling it - so GO SLOW!!!)

Kris

8 comments:

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Your table runner looks great - even if it was an exercise in patience to get it perfect! Good luck with the hay bales.

Kristie said...

Love the tablerunner, don't you just hate when that happens...sometimes the simplest things can throw me off.

I had to laugh about you hubby, sounds so much like mine. I was talking to him on the phone the other morning and said I was going to ride the fence line because of the storm to make sure there were no fallen trees on the fence. Hubby says, "Do you think you can get the saddle on?" Me...."Ummmmm...I'm not sure which wife you think you are talking to here but I've been riding longer than we have been married!" Men can be so silly sometimes!
Kristie

Lib said...

Your table runner looks great.Why do we tend to think all our projects has to be perfect? lol I do the samething, and I know nothing is perfect.
Have a great day!
Blessins',Lib

Philigry said...

oh, good luck with the hay.
i am the same way when i pick put fabric for quilts, the thing is, that is all i ever do, just pick put the fabric....

cozythyme said...

Hi Quilted Simple,
I love looking at all your quilting projects. I have been learning how and wish I had more time for it! Found you through my friend, Lib's blog. Have a great day. Nancy

Jacquie said...

sorry about all the ripping, but it looks terrific now! i'm with your husband...GO SLOW!

SewAmy said...

I can't believe you ripped the seams out and put it back together again. It looks great. I need to make a table runner one day. My table is bare.

Erica said...

I adore your table runner, great job!! It looks perfect to me :)