I had a fabulously productive weekend, finishing a quilt, piecing another top, binding off a table runner, and even making a couple of impromptu pie/casserole caddies!
I had this top pieced and ready to go, so I just had to quilt and bind it:
This is my broken dishes quilt using La Petite Ecole. I have no idea what line the binding is from, but is is luscious. It's an incredibly soft and silky fabric, and I love, love, love it!
I had this table topper quilted up, and just had to bind it:
This one used Seasonal Little Gatherings, and I particularly like it as a holiday fabric because it can really bridge the gap between Thanksgiving and Christmas. Sure, it has Christmas-y things like pine boughs and candy canes, but the patterns are so subtle that it doesn't scream Santa Clause at ya.
I got this top completely done - cutting, piecing, borders - between Saturday and Sunday:
It uses Hideaway, which is such a fun little line. It's made from just one charm pack, and I threw on a border for good measure. I've got the back pieced and ready to go, so it's probably next to be quilted.
Last, but not least, hubby and I were invited to a friend's for dinner, and my assignment was to bring two pies. While they were cooling, I found myself really wishing that I had something to carry them in. A little looking around Pinterest, and I found this great tutorial on how to make a very simple casserole or pie dish caddy. This is how mine turned out:
It's a bit rough, because I was rushed, but they work awesomely! Sure, there are threads everywhere, and the raw edges aren't turned under where I sewed the little loops on, but I'll be hanging onto these for personal use, so I don't mind much. Plus, I've had this fabric in my stash for a while, and I'm glad to finally be able to get it put to use - I just love it!
So there we go - super productive, and we're just getting started. On my WIP list for this week - I have about 5 quilts that need to finally get quilted, including all of these:
Holy cow - it's gonna be a busy week!
|Fa La La La Road to Tennessee|
|Tons of mug mats!|
|Two separate quilts using these strip tube pieced blocks in Prairie Paisley|
|This table runner (which is now actually all pieced)|
|And these three table runners, which have been sewn into blocks, but need to be sewn together into tops|
|Charm Pack quilt featuring Cape Ann|