Friday, September 5, 2014

August Leftovers

I haven't quite adjusted to the fact that it is now September, thereby the title of this post.   The sewing time has been slim around here, but there has been some fabric passing through my hands.  Sarah and I met at the fabric store last Saturday to pick out fabrics for a quilt she's commissioned for a 50th wedding anniversary gift for her sister.  My favorite part is always picking out the fabrics!  It will be a three color quilt, but it is against my scrappy nature to have it be three fabrics.  Thus, the hunt was on for coppery prints and a turquoise accent.

The color is a bit off in this photo, but the general idea is cream and copper with one contrasting turquoise circle.  I've got the fabrics washed and hope to get some cutting done this weekend with the GO! die cutter.

Meanwhile, I finally got the label on the ombre quilt for my sister in law Laura's birthday, who has been patiently waiting for a month for me to get it in gear.  

With my daughter Erica and Google's help, I gave the quilt a fancy French name (I blurred out part of this photo).  I hope Laura enjoys it for years to come.

There were a lot of leftover squares and strips of batiks in the bin when I hunted for a remnant of the cream batik to make the label for Laura's quilt.  I remembered an inspiration photo I'd pinned a few months back and started laying out my version of the tablerunner. 

 It will finish about 16x54".  My dad is already asking about buying it from me!

I'll have to wait and see if I can part with it once it is quilted. I love these batiks.  Also in the works are a set of placemats for a friend of my daughter's who is about to start her senior year at university.  Coming up right after the Winding Ways quilt is a baby quilt for a friend of my other daughter's.  Seems my machine time is scheduled for the next couple of months!  But tomorrow it is Mimi and Papa time again.  We get to babysit Cove all day while his mama is at work.  Here's a recent photo of our barely 6 month old grandson, who is crawling everywhere and has sprouted two teeth: 

Sporting some skinny jeans--note the perfectly cuffed pant legs, courtesy of his dada :)


Stephanie said...

You have some busy sewing times ahead. Your handwriting is to neat on the label. I can't seem to get a dark enough "ink" and my pen always snags no matter what I do. Those perfectly cuffed jeans are too cute on the ever so adorable Cove. I have a label and binding to do for a 50th birthday, in February.

Janet O. said...

That is a beautiful table runner--the batiks are gorgeous!
Cove is so cute stylin' those jeans!! : )

Shay said...

Im sure Laura will love this quilt and will use it (and possibly it will even become a family heirloom) constantly – except when its hot ...nobody uses quilts when its hot.

Im with you – cannot adjust to the fact we just started September – seriously my head says it cant be later than May!.

That grandson of yours just gets cuter with every photo...

Good luck with the grand sewing plans.

Tanya said...

You look like you are getting a lot done even if you don't feel like it is much. Isn't it fun to start a new quilt! And that's a great way to use those batik strips! Maybe I'll go digging in my bin and get a table runner started myself.

loulee said...

Ooh! Speaking of inspiration, ive been looking for just the right table runner and here it is. Thanks for sharing.