Friday, March 22, 2013

Robbing Peter to Pay Paul Runner

 Brrrr it is dang cold out there!  Thankfully I had no place to be but quilting the day away.  I thought this would be fun to share with you.  I'll be hand stitching that binding this evening in front of the fire.
These fabrics are older Thimbleberries.  
    Here's the "naked" blocks before they were "frosted."


Janet O. said...

What a pretty little piece--the frosting looks great!
I hope you have a strong light by the fire. When you said you would be binding by the fire I envisioned a pioneer setting and straining to get enough light to see your project. Can you tell my eyes aren't what they used to be? : )

Leeanne said...

cute frosting! Great way to describe the quilting. Oh we finally have cooler weather, we have had one hot dry summer here! I look forward to lighting the fire.

Saskia Smit said...

looks very good.

Carrie P. said...

pretty. I have had my wood burning stove going! nice and toasty.

Sue said...

VERY NICE! I love that pattern and your quilting looks so nice on it. I'm all about sitting by the woodstove. It's very cold here too.

WoolenSails said...

That is a beautiful piece and looks wonderful with the quilting. I need to make some large table mats, just haven't decided on a design that is easy but nice.


Valerie Z said...

Great piece! The frosting is wonderful! Now I want to build a fire too and stay warm...St. Louis is expecting 6"-8" of snow by Sunday! Quilting and playing with fabric is the perfect way to spend a cold evening and weekend! Love your project!

Cardygirl said...

Looks really good

Cindy said...

Ooh, I like frosting! And yours is always so delicious!

The winds here have picked up dramatically and the chill is back with us. It was a good day to stay inside to sew.

Maybe a cup of hot cocoa later will take the "frost" off.

moosecraft said...

Beautiful! Everything is "more better" with frosting! lol! ;-)

Quilt Rat said...

Starting to fear that I sound like a broken record......but....I will say it again GORGEOUS quilting!!!!!!!

Enjoy the hand stitching in front of the fire......much rather be out in a patch of sunshine though. :-) soon I hope

sunny said...

Beautiful quilting!

Karen said...

A fire and hand quilting - sounds like a perfect evening. I just used some of my aged Thimbleberries in my Courthouse Steps - they still hold their own.

Mary said...

I can here the crackle of your fire as I write this! Very nice tablerunner.

Lesley said...

Love the way your ''frosting " makes the little runner come alive!

Cheryl said...

Very yummy cute!!

Needled Mom said...

Beautiful and the perfect project to finish up in front of a warm fire on a chilly evening.

QuiltSue said...

That's beautiful. I love it. As for the weather, well, considering it's supposed to be spring, I am less than impressed with Mother Nature at the moment.

Kaaren said...

Very pretty, Mary. Thimbleberries fabrics are timeless.

Janet said...

I would never have thought of those blocks for a runner but they look great. Summer is slow to go here, weird weather.

Little Lady Patchwork said...'s cold down here too! always make the best frosting :0)

Lori said...

Lovely! I always thought that blocks looks way more complicated than it really was. The quilting is beautiful.

Karen said...

Wow, Mary! The quilting is lovely. I like the design you fit into the center of each block. And a good way to use those UFO blocks.

Sinta Renee said...

Looks like you were having some great fun! I love the look of your table runner. The quilting is beautiful too Mary!

Loris said...

The quilting really makes this look rich! Lovely! Glad you are staying warm :-)

PunkiePie (Jen) said...

So pretty! I need to get working on some binding work as well. But I find myself playing on the iPad instead of sewing at night. I need to change up my routine. :)

MARCIE said...

Very nice, and your quilting always makes it even better. It is cold here the past few days also. Wishing for your cozy fire!

Wendy said...

It's getting warmer here, I had the doors open yesterday and cleaning up the garden but I know it will be cold again and rainy. Love the tablerunner too.

Sue-Anne said...

I love that term "frosted". Isn't it amazing how the quilting enhances the quilt.

Katie said...

Frosting! What a lovely way to describe quilting! :-)

Jo said...

As always..beautiful quilting.

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