Friday, July 2, 2010

Sew & Tell Friday: Black Eyed Susan

I am this close on two other really cute projects, but they are so good that I need to wait until they are completely done to report on them.  This table runner isn't going to look like much, but I also made half a dozen car seat covers in the last two weeks (I was absent from Sew & Tell Friday last week - only the second time this year!).  I'm just sayin'...

Okay, ya'll know how much I love doing the pumpkin seed block.  Here is another block I use the same interfacing shape to make (can you tell it's just cut in half?):


You're marveling that there is any French General Rural Jardin fabric left in the world, let alone my stash.  I used the woven red and cream plaid for the trim and some of the 54" woven for the back.  (The woven collection is the fabric I chose for my maple leaf block with the other quilting bee ladies of A Notion or Two.  Weee!  So excited.)


I secretly love this black eyed susan block even more than the pumpkin seed, but I hope you can tell it's more time consuming and stuff.  Which is why I don't do more of them...


I debated whether to do more quilting around the flowers and now that I'm seeing it here I'm thinking it needs it.  Nuts!  Maybe I'm not done with this project.

Go check in on all the sewing friends at Amy's blog today!

16 comments:

Larri @ Seams Inspired said...

This is gorgeous! My 2¢...I love the blocks just the way they are. You've inspired me to start a quilt. I'll have pictures soon. Thanks for sharing. Happy Sewing! :o)

Jessica said...

your quilting is just gorgeous! such a pretty table runner

p.s.phyllis sews said...

Your table runner is so lovely! I like it just the way it is and I think I want to try that block!

Angie said...

Very nice.

When do you want to come have lunch? Let me know

Fresh Poppy Sisters said...

That is very fantastic. Pretty!

Rene' said...

This is beautiful!!! I love the backing fabric. Your quilting is terrific, and I would leave it as is ;-) Thanks for sharing!

Dayna said...

You really have exquisite taste. I always love seeing your work. Can't wait to see the other "really close" projects!

Rita E said...

Great post ... love the table runner as it is ... thanks for sharing!

pinksuedeshoe said...

As always your runners are so pretty! I think I like the black eyes susan better than the pumpkin seeds too. But both are just so cute.

QuilterMary said...

LOVE those flowers ... very pretty!

Lesly said...

Gorgeous as always! I love that black-eyed susan!

amylouwho said...

adorable as always! When is Allyn coming to your house? i want to come! baaaaaaah!

PS - can you send me your phone number again - i can't find it.

Kristen said...

I love these blocks, but I am not sure what you mean in half! Half of a pumpkin seed? Looks great!

Karen said...

Great fabric + great pattern = super table runner.

Diane said...

Love this! Is is beautiful and I sure hope you leave some of that material for the rest of us!

Sarah Craig said...

What do you mean it needs more quilting? I think it looks stunning just as it is!!