I love it all: embroidery, canvaswork, quilting, crochet. So much to do, so little time.

Sunday, January 8, 2017

The 2017 List - Part 6

Today we have something a little different.  My passion, of course, is hand embroidery, but every so often I try a little quilting.  I had made a quilted runner as a Christmas gift, and since my machine was still out and I had a slight urge to continue sewing, I figured I'd better run with it.

I have had this fabric sitting around for at least 6-7 years, and I have planned every year to make it into a wall hanging.  It's the remains of two different jelly rolls. A jelly roll, for the uninitiated, is 40 strips of fabric, 2.5 inches wide and 42-44 inches long, many times packaged after winding into a circle to resemble the bakery treat.  I got the inspiration for this block from the book Still Stripping After All These Years by Eleanor Burns.

The wall hanging will be 3" by 3", and the above block is 18" square, so I will need to assemble only three more blocks.  When it's all finished, it will be laid out into a pattern that will resemble Summer Logs...

I'm thinking that I'll position my blocks 
with the dark colors on the outside, though.

The first photo I took made the block appear rectangular!

I can now show you the runner that started
all this sewing madness,
since the recipient has it in her possession.

That's it for today.
Hope you had a grand weekend.
See you tomorrow!


DebbieM said...

Your tablerunner is really cute. I'm sure the recipient loved getting it. Can't wait to see what the finish log cabin will look like. I really like your fabric selection.

Linda said...

Your sewing looks great. Not my cup of tea.


Beth in IL said...

It will be lovely! I have the urge to quilt but it normally passes!

Bea said...

The runner is lovely, I really like the colours you chose. Looking forward to watching the wall hanging grow. I cannot wrap my head around quilting so I thoroughly enjoy seeing other's creations.

Anonymous said...

Love the table runners. Love your diversity. And love your blogging every day!!!

Tiffstitch said...

Gorgeous table runner, and nice start on the new project. Thank you also for explaining "jelly roll". I'd been wondering about that for a while.

Julie said...

Gorgeous runner, that does look lovely.

Carol said...

What a gorgeous runner--I'm sure the recipient was thrilled. And your new quilting project looks beautiful, too.