I didn’t finish nearly as many quilts this summer as I though I would. This was our first summer in over 12 years that we didn’t travel for soccer so you would think that I would have had a lot more time for sewing. Not so! I only finished a few things and those were mostly for our Scrap Basket group that meets each month.
This weekend, though, I’ve been trying to make up for lost time. Jacqi at Keep Me In Stitches Quilt Shop asked me to make a “Spicy Spiral Table Runner” for a shop sample. I was a little unsure about the pattern so I picked eight fat quarters from my stash to make a prototype before using the shop fabric. I wouldn’t say this is a beginner’s project, but it was pretty easy and I LOVE the results. I’m sewing the strips sets on the second one and have a third cut out. This is going to look so pretty on my coffee table this fall. I haven’t decided whether to use flannel or a very thin batting in the middle. I’ll probably piece all three runners and then finish them all at one time. The assembly line method seems to work pretty well.
This morning I cut out three more quilts from new fabric I’ve been wanting to use. I also spent a little time organizing the sewing room. I may never get through all my cupboards to color coordinate my fabric, but I figure every little bit helps. Unfortunately I haven’t been very good about keeping fabric for binding together with the quilt top fabric. I’m happy to say that I found binding fabric for two old UFOs in my stash. Neither one will take much time to finish. I’m hoping to get a few bindings machine sewn so I have hand work to do during car trips and football games.
Now to take a short break to run some errands. Tomorrow all the roads around here will be blocked and restricted for the Fox Cities Marathon. I’ve learned to avoid going out while that’s going on!