Friday Finish

DSC_1260 adjSo it sounds like I am not the only one with a story to go with one of my projects!  You were all quite encouraging of my crazy efforts – and I will admit that I wondered if I should include the abbreviated version of the story or just fess up to all of my issues.  The only thing that I left out – and this was because I forgot until I reader reminded me – was that I was quite pregnant when I went running through the parking lot after my yarn.  I seemed to have blocked that image from my memory, but Joel remembered too.  As if you needed another visual to go with that story . . .  but turning the page . . .

On Sunday morning we woke up to a winter wonderland.


The weather man predicted 4 inches, but as you can tell from our deck railing, we got slightly more than that.  Slightly being about 10 inches more than that!


Church was cancelled that day, along with school and other activities the next day.  I continued to hole up and play with my new Summer House fabric.

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I’ve got one runner done and several more items almost finished.  This runner if from my Little Charmers 7 pattern.

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The original colorway is done in Christmas fabrics.  It’s more appropriate for this time of year, but I guess I will just be ready with a new runner when the Christmas decorations get packed up.

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As you can see, I quilted the new one just the same, but I like the way it accentuates the blocks.  I do love a ribbon border.  

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It was fun to make again and it only took a couple of hours, from start to finish.  

I love instant gratification. 

Especially when it involves new fabrics!

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22 Responses to Friday Finish

  1. gale says:

    The snow is pretty but you can keep it! I’m not quite ready for that. Love the ribbon border on that table runner!

  2. Mary Ann says:

    No snow for me in SoCa. I do love this runner and the quilting is terrific!

  3. mlwilkie says:

    i love the table runner 🙂

  4. Sunnybec says:

    How pretty is the snow, like a Christmas card, brrr hope we don’t get any snow for a while yet. Your runner is beautiful.

  5. CJ Tinkle says:

    The snow is gorgeous, I miss having snow so much since we moved to Arkansas! Your table runner is darling, and I love how you quilted it.

  6. adaisygarden says:

    Absolutely gorgeous winter scene!! Beautiful runner… inspires me to get busy sewing one before Christmas! 🙂

  7. rosa says:

    I live in a snowless is a windy day.Your runner is absolutely wonderful.this week ,nothing finished,hope this weekend I make something.Merry Christmas!!

  8. Karen says:

    love the photos and the slender tray that you have on the table with the pears – beautiful

  9. treadlemusic says:

    Christmas Blessings!!!! The runner is stunning and the quilting “spot on”! Instant gratification works for me!!!! LOL!

  10. Anna says:

    The runner is wonderful. Love the fabrics. I am sooooooooooo jealous of the snow. It is beautiful! What a winter wonderland and just in time for Christmas! Moved from Iowa to Missouri a few years ago and I soooooooooo miss the snow. Bet you can’t wait to build a snowman with the little guy! Maybe next year.

  11. Bea says:

    Beautiful! It is amazing how different they look…

  12. The snow is so pretty!~ at least, the first snow. 😉 Love the runner~ your quilting just makes it sparkle! Merry Christmas!

  13. Marsha Nelson says:

    The snow is beautiful and white. I’ll bet you stock up on groceries for when you get snowed in. The table runner is very pretty. Love the colors.

  14. Jan says:

    Thank you so, so much for showing the photos of the gorgeous snow. We do not get it much, and the sight is such a beautiful treat!

    Love the Christmas runner!

  15. Sarah says:

    Beautiful snow! I’m Australian and have never seen snow. Do you hear it falling like rain on the roof? And when there is so much can you go out, or do you have to have a stockpile of goods in the pantry and fridge for such occasions? Questions of the uneducated here! It does snow in Australia in the mountains down the east coast in winter, but I live no where near there. How often does snow fall like that where you live. Is it Minnesota? Sorry I get that state and Wisconsin mixed up. Have a Merry White Christmas.

    • You don’t usually hear the snow unless it is a hard-crystal type flake, rather than a soft fluffy flake. We don’t usually have to stock up too much, just enough Diet Coke, Coffee, toilet paper and chocolate for a day or so. We have had a few storms where we have been snowed in a little longer. I remember one storm years ago where we were snowed in for three days. On the third day, we called the snowplowers to come and get us out because we had a quilt retreat to get to! lol

  16. Pam Peterson says:

    Interesting to read the wonderment of ‘snow’ from those that don’t have it. Guess I should appreciate it more, too, living in northern MN!
    Heather, I wanted to thank you for sharing your Tiramitsu recipe. It was perfect timing to have posted it when you did as my small quilt group was preparing for a Christmas party with lasagna. I made the recipe and it was requested by everyone. It was fantastic!!

  17. Megan says:

    Woohoo for finishes, big and small! The quilting on both runners is pitch perfect. Hope you’re staying warm and cozy!

  18. Barbara (WA) says:

    Hmmm, I may have to make one of those runners, love the pattern & ribbon border! Heard about the snow back there although my father-in-law in Moorhead said they didn’t get any. Sure is beautiful!

  19. Chris says:

    Your runner is so pretty! I love the boarder! As always your fabric is adorable as well. 🙂 I wish we would wake up to that much snow. Here in southeast Virginia we get RAIN! Our temps today are about 55 to 60. 😦 I do remember one year about 3 years ago when we had a foot of snow and it came on Christmas day. ALL my kids their spouses and the grandchildren all got snowed in here…AT MY HOUSE!!(there was 29 of us) LOVED it!! We had such a fun time of it, snacking, playing games, lounging in our PJS…that was the best Christmas gift ever! 🙂 Looking forward to seeing more from your new line of fabric. 🙂

  20. Val says:

    Your table runners are gorgeous and a great inspiration to me, a newbie quilter! I hope that you don’t mind if I “borrow” your ideas.
    I live in a suburb of Vancouver, British Columbia. We rarely ever get snow here except on the mountains, unlike those in B.C.’s interior. If we do, it isn’t much and usually melts within a day. It is beautiful, but you can have it! 🙂
    Val (Maple Ridge, BC, Canada)

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