As you can see from the photo above, I had a plan for a pieced border, and I had carefully cut all of the pieces.
Too bad that I wasn’t as careful as I thought when actually piecing the borders! By the time that I realized my mistake, I decided not to have a cry and a do over. I decided to just go with it.
It isn’t a masterpiece…it is a table topper…exactly what it was meant to be.
And it is finished.
I chose to quilt with the pantograph, Blue Star, from Urban Elementz. I don’t have a long arm set up, but I do have a Grace frame with a Juki set up. I am not good at it, but I try.
The fabric is busy, so the quilting design doesn’t show up well, but here is a close up:
I am embracing it.
I have not accomplished a lot since my last post about the progress of this table topper.
I have add sashing between the blocks.
And I have added a border.
I want to add one more border. Who knows how to pull more time from a hat?
One of my Focus goals this year was to make table runners. I have made one. Maybe I can get two made before the end of the year!
With that goal in mind, I have chosen a patriotic pattern by Bonnie Hunter, called the Courthouse Square. She also has a similar pattern called Irish Courthouse that you might be interested in. I like both of them!
I ‘shopped’ my own stash, and cut out all of the parts. Then I layered nine blocks so that I could piece them all together rather than piecing one block at a time.
I pieced the blocks from the center to the outside.
A close up look at one of the completed blocks:
All nine completed blocks:
And that is where they sit (or hang, actually…on the design wall); waiting for me to decide if I want to set them the same as in the pattern, or do something else. I need to decide the size that I want.
There is a privacy about it which no other season gives you…. In spring, summer and fall people sort of have an open season on each other; only in the winter, in the country, can you have longer, quiet stretches when you can savor belonging to yourself. ~Ruth Stout
These photos are views of my yard and were taken the morning after a snowstorm last week.
Enjoy (especially for my friend, Judy)!
Every mile is two in winter. ~George Herbert
Winter came down to our home one night Quietly pirouetting in on silvery-toed slippers of snow, And we, we were children once again. ~Bill Morgan, Jr.
The first significant snowfall is always so beautiful. It is all the more so when the morning sunshine is glistening over the new whiteness of it all. Enjoy!