Whew! It was a tough weekend. I had a deadline to meet for Monday AND quilts to get ready to mail to MQX this morning. I got it all done, thankfully, but not without sacrificing a few other things. For example, I wanted to put together the Flamingoose quilt this weekend too, but it didn’t happen. Ah well, there’s always tomorrow, right? Yes, tomorrow. Er…today.
When I stopped in my local quilt shop on Friday (local being 25 miles away, so I didn’t just stop in, but I was there for a reason), I found this:
Like it? I do, a lot. I was in a hurry so I couldn’t really stand and dither over what I wanted to make with this, but I knew I wanted something! And, since it’s kind of kitchen-y (those are recipes on the white fabric, and feed company names on the blue), I knew I wouldn’t make a bed quilt. So. Table runner and placemats it is. Napkins too.
I am probably not going to actually piece anything, just will put the blue fabric on one side, the white on the other, quilt it and cut it up into a runner and placemats. I’ll bind it with the red plaid. The black and white check is for napkins.
So…I’m thinking I’ll just quilt along the black lines, keep it simple. I’ll use Insul-bright or something for heat for the runner so I don’t need hot pads on the table. Sound like a plan?
Wish me luck. I’m hoping I can get this all done today. Yes, I do have other things I need to be doing, now that you asked, but I need a quick finish. You won’t begrudge me a win, will you?
I’ll let you know how far I get!
What are you working on today?
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