Thursday, August 26, 2010

Sew & Tell Friday: Fruitcake

I made last weekend into my own personal sewing retreat.  It was awesome.  I brought a bin full of potential projects with me on our road trip and just picked out the stuff I felt like doing.  I cut an entire jelly roll (of 3 Sisters "Park Avenue") into little squares for some double wedding ring table runners and toppers.  I finished the top of a black eyed susan quilt (it's at the long-arm quilter now).  And I made a square topper and a runner with Moda Basic Grey's "Fruitcake."  It's delicious!  I finished up the runner when we got home and the square will be quilted by me tomorrow.

So, here's some fruitcake for you:


Oh, and I did the binding on last week's quilt:

I also made a car seat blanket.  Hey!  That's pretty good for one week.

I hesitate to do this, but so many of y'all are gross...  I took a picture of my arm after nursing it for a week.  I already regret posting this.  (See what an amazing iron I have?  Look at all those steam holes!)
Gag.  It was so much grosser the day after, too.

Now go over to Amy's Sew & Tell Friday and get inspired to finish something. :)

20 comments:

Haylee said...

Your projects are absolutely beautiful! I just love the pumpkin pattern and want to learn how to make it for my next project. I love the fabric that you used for your table runner.
Sorry about your arm. It looks painful. I'm impressed that you still could sew with a painful arm. Heal quickly. I can't wait to see what you finish next week.

trish said...

I absolutely adore your pumpkin seed projects that you make! I always look forward to dropping by on Fridays, to see what you have done. :o)
Gosh I am so sorry about your burn. My goodness. It looks like it hurt pretty bad. I hope you feel better real soon.
Have a wonderful weekend.
Sincerely ~ Tricia

Seams Inspired said...

Nicole - You always produce such beautiful quilts! I especially love the runner with the ornament fabric backing. Ow! You're poor arm. Are you putting aloe and Vitamin E on it to prevent scarring? Stopping by from Sew&Tell. Thanks for sharing. Happy Sewing! :o)
Larri at Seams Inspired

ktquilts said...

Love the off-beat Christmas fabrics!!! Fun! Goosebumps over your arm!! Hope it is completely healed soon.

Cecily said...

That is an awesome pattern and the quilting is just gorgeous!

And that is one impressive iron burn you have there... hope it heals up quickly!

melissa said...

Ew. And Ouch! and Ew. And beautiful quilts! That's all I got.

Nina... said...

Such beautiful work. I love the tablerunner, a reminder that the holidays are fast approaching...yikes! I think we all should share our injuries form crafting. I'm sure there would be some very interesting stories!

Jen said...

Love the fruitcake- gorgeous! And I predict that your burn will heal very nicely (no charge)

Kristie said...

Found your through amylouwho. This is so cute! I feel festive :-)

Michelle said...

I love blocks with curved pieces. Beautiful work!

Sorry about your arm. Yikes!

p.s.phyllis sews said...

Your quilts look so festive and fun! Your arm does not look so festive but I hope it heals quickly!

Miri said...

I just love this table runner-super!

Hope your arm heals quickly.

allyn said...

impressive as usual. that Christmas group is so fun and it looks so beautiful made up in the pumpkin seed.
your arm is gross. i am sorry about it. so sad....

Angie said...

What the heck did you do to your arm? And when have I ever been gross?

I'm sorry, that's gonna hurt for a while.

Pokey said...

You had fun with your away time, That's the best! I really like the runner, it's gonna be sweet on your holiday table! Burns are the worst, take care...

amylouwho said...

1. thanks for the visual.
2. the binding look scrump-didly-umptious.
3. that's the kind of fruitcake I can get behind!

Leslie said...

oh man...ouch!!! my burns last year were nowhere near this bad. did you have to go to the hospital? the projects you are getting done look great.

Rita E said...

OUCH! I've burned a finger and it hurt like the dickens ... I can't imagine the pain you felt! Glad it's mending. Great projects ... you've been busy!

Andrea said...

Gorgeous!!!! (The quilt, not your arm! ;) We need a quilt night, you have inspired me once again. Zach leaves town on the 11th and I can be free most anytime...except after school!

Cheryl said...

oooh, you poor thing. That iron burn looks awful. Hopefully you are feeling better. Use some vitamin E lotion so that you won't have any scarring.
Now on to that quilt. It is gorgeous . I love the fabrics; especially love the pattern. what is that block called...orange peel?