Thursday, September 2, 2010

Sew & Tell Friday: More Fruitcake, Please

I had a little retreat with my Quiltsmart class last Saturday.  The ladies in my class (most of them are grandmas) had already been there for an entire day and into the night.  Everyone had at least two empty 48 oz. cups in front of them.  They were a little crazy, but supportive and lovely as always.  I mostly sewed up some arcs for my double wedding ring runners and toppers.  Here's what's done for this week:

Another project with Basic Grey's "Fruitcake."  I made this a square just in case I want to keep it for my table.  I love these colors!

The back is very Christmas-y, but I think the front could be for anything.
I'm into the blind-stitched binding these days for the smaller projects.

Next, my Martinique Black Eyed Susan came back from the long arm quilter on Wednesday.  This is the second special order quilt from the Nice Lady at the Artisan Fair.

Allyn was so right about the centers of the flowers.  :)  It's my favorite.


Last, I finished a double wedding ring runner with 3 Sisters "Park Avenue" fabric.

I love the back fabric - those birds are awesome!  I took note of how long this measly three-ring runner takes for me to make...  Double wedding ring quilts are all love, no matter how small.  That's all I'm going to say about that.


And cheers to my new camera!  I can take close up photos again.  Life is good. :)

What'd everyone else do this week?  Go to Amy's and find out, eh.

15 comments:

Karen said...

The Marabella black eyed susan is just so beautiful. Great fabrics.

Kristie said...

You've been busy! These look great, I especially love the Christmas one :-)

Michelle (Lemonadegal) said...

These are all beautiful. I haven't attempted the round-edge quilting. Although it is beautiful, it doesn't sound fun. :) Thanks for sharing!

Michelle said...

LOVE your projects!!! The black eyed susan is my favorite..What is the grey fabric?

Nina... said...

Such lovely creations. The Black Eyed Susan quilt is amazing. The runner turned out beautiful and it looks like a lot of work was put into it! Great job.

p.s.phyllis sews said...

I am so impressed with the round pieces that you sew into your quilts! Wonderful!!!

allyn said...

ohman! that black-eyed susan is spectacular. the red centers are just the right touch. the double wedding ring runner is exquisite and the pumpkin seed topper quite delicate.
i am trying to come up with more descriptive ways to say how much i love your stuff.

pinksuedeshoe said...

LOVE them all. Love love love. But I think the double wedding ring is my favorite, it is so so pretty.

ktquilts said...

Beautiful finishes!!!

Kristi said...

What the - new camera? And I haven't seen it?! The pictures are beautiful, as are the quilts, of course. So happy you got so much done!

Seams Inspired said...

I'm always amazed at how much you accomplish! They're all just beautiful. :o) Stopping by from Sew&Tell. Thanks for sharing. Happy Sewing! :o)

Carla said...

You always surprise me with how much you can create in one week. They are all so pretty and amazing.

Sarcastic Quilter said...

Those are all stunning. The fabrics and colors really do make them as beautiful as they are.

Haylee said...

I love love love all your projects.

amylouwho said...

better late than never right? These are beautiful. I saw some rural jardin on sale somewhere and debated whether or not to contribute to your addiction...