Sunday, January 17, 2010

Sew Sew Sew!

This has been a marathon of a quilting weekend. I think I spent around 15 hrs of this weekend either sewing, cutting, or running to the quilt shop to pick up thread and new needles for my machine.

I finished the center for my french general queen sized bed quilt. I love it! Its super duper big and I still need to add the borders (I always wait to order border/binding fabric until the center is done). Its so big that there is nowhere to spread it, so here it is on my couch:


Then I made two table runners from one of Rachel's patterns for moda bake shop (here's the link for the pattern Vintage Ribbons).

I made one for my coworker who has hinted a few times that her birthday is coming up and she'd love something for her table and the other is for me. A little bit of spring fever!


I love the bird fabric- its Clothworks "Cherry Blossom". It still needs to be quilted and finished. I'll use the pink plaid for the binding.

Next up- a T-shirt quilt for my younger cousin. Any suggestions about how to prep the T-shirts?? Some websites say to use stabilizers for the T-shirts and others don't.

16 comments:

ann hermes said...

I love both your projects. Your color sense is great.

Kelli said...

Beautiful quilt! So glad you came from APQ! Thanks for the comment on my blog - happy stitching!

Katie said...

Very spring-like. Considering the weather lately, it almost makes me feel warm! Your co-worker will be pleased and if she's not, you can just pretend that it was me instead!

Marsha said...

Wow, love the colors in your quilt, it will be wonderful when you are all done. Can't wait to see it all finished!

Your table runners are so pretty, too. Love the bird fabric. Your coworker is so lucky!

Enjoy!
Marsha

Connie said...

Hi, Love you table runner and quilt, beautiful work. Happy sewing ! Connie

---"Love" said...

Your quilt is going to be a nice one to cuddle up in! I love it! And the birdies are cute as can be! Love those fabrics, all of them! ---"Love"

Beth said...

Love your quilt. I have room to spread it out here ( haha). The Cherry Blossom fabric is fab. I haven't seen that line, but I love it. You did a great job on all your projects.
Can't wait to se what you arestitchi next.
Beth

a good yarn said...

15 hours! It certainly was worth it. Your quilt is looking fantastic! I really like your fabrics in the table runners. That cherry blossom bird fabric is so pretty. Don't forget to take regular breaks and stretch every now and then (*hee*hee*). Happy Stitching, Ann :-)

Breezy Bree said...

Beautiful colours in the quilt and I agree the bird fabric is lovely. Karen xx

Theri said...

Wow, haven't you been busy!

I really like those assemble it yourself cabinets and they seem like they are pretty sturdy, too! I have one more to get for the far corner of the room, but I will have to save up as the shelving/ drawers I want to put in it will up the price just a bit. Oh well, patience is a virtue! :) Theri

canuckquilter said...

As usual, your work is lovely. Is the french general quilt being sent off for quilting? Do you have a motif in mind for the quilting? I've never made a T-shirt quilt. Let us now what you find out. -Joanne

rachel griffith said...

adorable.
:)

Theri said...

Anytime you get to Dallas you are welcome to come over and play! My small group is excited about it, too- they have invited themselves to have our monthly meeting for February at my house. Not sure we will be able to cram 10 of us in there but we will give it a good try! :) Theri

Julie Wasson said...

beautiful colors in the quilt. I am changing my blog to blogger. tidbitsnscraps.blogger.com

Connie said...

Christine, Thank you for your comment, I enjoy getting comment and bloging. I enjoy your blog and your work. have a blissful day.

Fer said...

Wow Christine, the quilt is looking great! The table runners are perfect too. It's lovely to see how your skills have developed over the years. :)