Friday, October 02, 2009

Drip,drip,drip.....

yet another rainy day in the Valley. Not exactly what one hopes for in October. And the weather guy is making it sound like this will be an all week rain. That plus temps in the 50's, well...a good day to sew or bake cookies I say! I've been trying to decide what my next UFO to finish will be.
 Back in Dec. of 2007, I posted a super simple utility table runner. It's made from very little fabric, and works up quickly. I've made alot of them over the 14 yesrs I had the directions. This one happens to be 14 yrs old. It only comes out at christmas to use under something or another. You can find the directions and pictures on my sidebar, down under labels. It will say A tutorial for a simple utility table runner.
 This is the one I started along with the directions, so I could take you through it step by step.
 By Dec. 7th, I had it to this stage. Square vs. rectangle(which is easy to do) and then I just "quit" with it. Its one of my bad habits. I'm not proud of it, but I do acknowledge that I have a tendency to "set things aside" at a certain point and have difficulty getting back to them. Well, it's high time I did!! I had made quite abit more of the stratas than I needed. So I decided to enlarge this square to become a runner for my coffee table. I made 12 more of the sub-sets you see in the middle picture and added them to the ends in the correct order *VBS* I'm now to the point I need to find something in the Christmas fabric drawer for a backing. The binding will be either the nuetral background color or the dark red, I haven't decided. Next time I show it, it will be finished *VBS* and that feels sooooo good!
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*** In the picture of the parts not sewn together, what you are seeing is 8 sub units. Each unit is a rectange which you join to another, getting a square.

11 comments:

Judy S. said...

Oh my, Finn, when I read your post, I felt like it was me you were writing about. I also start stuff and then jump to something else without finishing.....sad but true although I am a bit better about knitting projects than quilting ones. I need to jump on your UFO wagon!

scrappy quilter said...

Good for you. I'm like you I love making the quilt tops and then put it aside to start another one. I'm determined to get these 19 UFO's done and then I can start all over again. I'll probably do a few tops besides.

It's been raining here too. Today was sunny however they are predicting another 4 days of rain. Yesterday we got a inch and three quarters. We did need it though. Hugs and have fun quilting.

em's scrapbag said...

Good progress going on at your house. I have one finish BTW. Have a great weekend!

Granny Lyn said...

my mind is already wandering through my stash puting colorways together! tee hee

looks like a nice easy strippy project!

Gypsy Quilter said...

You know, I have some of that cardinal fabric . . . somewhere. I really like the table runner idea. Who knows I may even be sewing by Xmas! LOL

Magpie Sue said...

I recognize some of the fabrics in that finished table runner! And while I'm not planning to finish up old UFO's at this point I'll have you know I have begun to work out the plans for DGD#2's big girl quilt :- )

Cher said...

well, you have been busy! finishing your first ufo and decorating for upcoming Halloween. We seem to be getting some sun right now, but the rain clouds are still threatening.
I am almost ready to try quilting on the kitchen table! I needed to use a different machine and do not want to swap out machines in my cabinet..works for me today.

Jean C. said...

Finn you are so funny... what you think that your the "only" one who just throws her hands up and drops the ball on a project! No such thing! At least your getting to them! Way to go girl!
By the way... your little spooky bear is cute! I may have to get out some of my stuffed friends and do the same! My grandkids would love it!

julieQ said...

I do the same thing. My dear husband said it is someone with a very creative mind, who jumps around from one thing to the next. I love your starts, and the dozens of finishes too!

Meggie said...

I began a tablerunner using your instructions.. it is not finished yet! Guilty grin.

Myra said...

Yup! Fall is here! Though we haven't had much rain, it has been cold! 8-(

Love this table topper Finn! Gives me an idea for one for my mom! I'm off to find your tutorial! Thanks!

Happy stitchings!