Sunday, July 12, 2009


I am plagued with indecision. I start a project, don't like the way it is turning out, and go off in a totally different direction. For instance, as a part of my participation in the Charming Girls Quilt club this month, I committed to finishing a quilt from the odds and ends of nine patch blocks that I had sitting in the closet. I got the blocks out, and cut them in quarters for making a Disappearing 9 patch block. But the colors just do not go together. The most number of blocks of one fabric combination that I had was 6, but most of the blocks there were only one or two. You have to know, these were blocks made from scraps of past projects. I love scrappy quilts, but this one is just not coming together. There is not enough variety to make it flow, and not enough of each block to do much with otherwise.

So, in mid-stream, I have changed my plan. I am taking the blocks that are made from the same fabrics and making table runners out of them. There will be two table runners (4 blocks each), and one table topper (that one I had 6 blocks that matched). They look great as table runners. Here's a little preview of one of them.

It's not finished, I still have to put on the binding. I did stitch in the ditch for the quilting, and plan to use a red binding on it.

What do you think of it so far?


Kelly@ Charming Chatter said...

I love it so far! Oh, indecision -- how frustrating. I like the idea to use them for table runners, and this one is going to be so cute! Way to stick with a tough project, Carol! Keep up the good work!

Allie said...

Looks GREAT! Wonderful idea to do table runners.

Cora said...

Hi, I love your table runner. Oh what a good idea to make table runners. The printed fabric with the red and blue on it is beautiful.

Thanks Carol for the compliments on my Vintage Cosmetic Bag.

Andrea said...

Oooooh! Very nice gf.

Joan said...

Wow! It is very nice!
Can't wait to see it with the red. I lovee red in a quilting project!