Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Still Running....

Maybe not running, but jogging.  Or a slow trot.  Still, I am slowly moving along with my Modern Christmas Table Runner for the swap hosted by Susan (of Canadian Abroad).  I really, really like the idea of this swap and am constantly inspired by the beautiful creations in the flickr group.  I am just having trouble finding chunks of time to dedicate to this project as we're traveling nearly every weekend.  

Enough with the excuses....want to see where I am?  Well, I have nearly finished the top.  My partner wanted bright, light colors that were still Christmasy and she likes lots of white.  I hope this suits her!


To make it a little more special, personal and unique, I am hand stitching a little embellishment in each star.  This is where I am a little stuck as I just ran out of red floss.  Argh!  Can you see it on the third star in?  There's only a small bit to stitch before I can finally layer it and move onto quilting.


I think the top is a little generic as I am seeing lots of this sort of thing in the inspirational mosaics and in what the other swap buddies are creating.  Now, I do really love this theme...don't get me wrong.  I just want my partner to feel special and that she has received something unique, made just for her.  So, I will try to make it reversible so she gets a two-for-one deal.  Hopefully she'll like one side at least :)



In theory they should match up so that I can quilt between the stars.  Fingers crossed that's true!  I still have a Christmas "goodie" to make, but I have a clear idea in my head and the fabric worked out.  It's not what you'd normally associate with a Christmas "goodie" like a tree ornament or a wall decoration, but its something my family has been getting into the past few years and its nice to share that with someone else.   Or at least that's what I am hoping :)  More to come later this week!
  

Linking up with Fabric Tuesday at Quilt Story.  Its been ages since joining in the link, so I am super excited to see what everyone else is making.  Use the button on the right to hop over yourself!

20 comments:

Manda said...

Looks great! I like the idea of 2 in 1! :)

Laura @ Needles, Pins and Baking Tins said...

Ooooh! I love it! So bright and cheery and colourful!

Kiera said...

Very nice. The hand quilting makes everything pop!

Nicky said...

I have said it already but will say it again - gorgeous ! You are spoiling your partner with double A sides!

Quilter in the Gap said...

It is quite stunning! I think your partner will be very pleased. I am glad to see I am not the only one that is playing chicken with the clock LOL

Lynne said...

The table runner looks very bright and cheerful.

Annabella said...

I`m playing chicken with the clock too but it will be sent on time - just waiting for dratted posty to deliver fabric!! LOVE your quilt top and the backing. I would LOVE to receive a Cindy make!

Sarah said...

Looks really lovely, the fabrics are perfect! Very frustrating for you running out of thread tho...

Judith, Belfast said...

Stunning C! So fresh & modern! Jxo

Jennifer said...

handstitching! i'm impressed :)
love the reversible feature to this, beautiful cindy!

Katy Cameron said...

It looks fab, and love that its reversible, so I'm sure your partner will too. I'm totally intrigued by the goodie now :oD

susan said...

There is absolutely nothing generic about your runner at all! It is gorgeous and cheerful and your partner will be thrilled. I hope you match up your back better than I did with mine!! Good luck.

Diary of a Flutter.Kat said...

wowee 2 fabulous sides - lucky partner!
Don't you hate it when you run out of something right before the finish though - gah!

Looking great though. :)

Archie the wonder dog said...

I love the runner and the idea of two in one is great! I'm intrigued by the goody and will try to wait patiently for you to share it!!

Jennifer said...

How pretty! Love the reversible idea too. Your partner is going to love it!

Jennifer :)

Janine said...

This is looking great - yor partner will love it!

Catherine said...

I am also struggling against a ticking clock, having not been around for the last two weekends! this is looking fantastic-well done

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

It's looking really good and I love the hand stitching :)

Flying Blind... said...

It looks lovely - lucky partner can't fail to feel special!

Linda Coleman said...

Love the colours Cindy. Your hand stitching is perfect.

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