Friday, October 17, 2008

Finished by Friday

A cyberfriend and fellow blogger does a "Finished by Friday" post most weeks with photos of the projects she completed that week. I think that's a good idea, so I'm "borrowing" it. I often don't have any time during the week to work on my projects though, so I don't often finish things during the week.

This week was an exception though. I finished my first mini quilt! I decided to keep it simple this first time out, so although I did quilt it on the machine, I stuck with straight lines. It's not perfect, but overall, I'm pleased with the results. This was kind of a practice run. I joined the Swap Til You Drop group on and the November theme is a 2 color quilt. I love red, so I thought I'd practice with that.

I needed another red fabric for the binding, so I went to the Quilted Cottage to look for something appropriate. They had all their Halloween stuff on sale for 40% off, so I got a Moda charm pack Pumkins Gone Wild by Sandy Gervais and whipped up this table runner. It's short for a table runner, but I really wanted something for the middle of the table and not a real runner. I practiced my free motion quilting on this and it is getting better, although still not ready for prime time!!

I had to stop working on it to fix dinner, and when I went back to the sewing room afterwards to finish it up, this is what I found. Maggie making herself at home!! She was not the least bit inclined to move and was none too happy when I relocated her!!

I'm going to have to work most of the weekend, but I do want to get my two baby quilts sandwiched so I can work on quilting them this week. It would be nice if I could have them up as finishes next Friday, but I'm not making any promises.


Vicki said...

Pumpkins gone wild is sooo cute. I want to see if the new and only quilt store in town carries it. I need to start basting but I have been putting it off, not my favorite. The quilting looks great.

Needled Mom said...

I like your "Finish by Friday" idea. Think that I need to play that game.

The red quilt is so pretty. Like you, I love the red and white together. It makes for such a pretty mini and the halloween one is cute too.