It’s been a little while since I’ve posted, but I do finally have a finish to show you.
The process of getting my autumn table runner completed has been a good learning experience for me. I had ideas of doing some cool free motion quilting on the center of the table runner, but quickly came to realize I need to learn and practice more free motion rather than wreck a quilt. So I pouted for a few days.
I kept the quilting simple, stitching a cross hatch design in the center and stitching in the ditch on the border. I’m happy with the outcome. It’s done and I can use it for this season (yay!). The wool leaves, even though they are small, add a nice weightiness to the top. I anticipate that I will use this for years.
While I’ve been finishing the autumn runner, I’ve been working on a little sampler. Here’s a peek, but I won’t tell you what it is until I can show you the whole thing. It’s really fun and makes me chuckle.
Are you looking for clever items to make for Christmas gifts? Do you have a coffee lover on that list? My friend Bernie from Needle and Foot posted a tutorial for a french press cozy. Check it out; it’s a simple process and one I’m considering for one piece of my Christmas fabric.
Since it’s the beginning of November, here’s what I plan to work on this month.
- Quilt and bind the Quilters Madder top.
- Finish the sampler I’m stitching.
- List out my Christmas gifts and assess where I’m at with them.
- Clean up scrap containers.
- Practice free motion quilting.
- Finish one of my quilt tops.
- Prepare the backing for two quilts to bring to Connie.
- Finish November wool projects.
That should keep me busy. We’ll see how I do.
Here’s one last peek at the autumn table runner, all dressed up and ready for fall!