Thursday, February 16, 2017

Good sewing day.........

While my friends were here yesterday I sewed the redwork quilt top.  It is 33.5" x 44.5" so one width of fabric is plenty for a back.  How nice to not have to press 5-6 yards of fabric and seam them together.




I quilted this tablerunner several years ago and it has been waiting for binding.  I finally cut it and sewed it on last night.



These placemats are even older, quilted a long time ago.  I wanted to use the same black with gold metallic stars for the binding but I couldn't find the small piece that was leftover.  Then I would find the binding fabric and couldn't find the placemats.  This went on for years.....and finally one day I found both the placemats and the binding fabric and I could finish them.
The fabric on the back has gold metallic on it too. 

It was a good day to sew since it turned cold for one day.  We are expecting 60 degrees on Saturday through Monday.  I plan on trimming bushes over the weekend.  I always want to do the trimming before they leaf out and it is usually too cold in the winter to do it.
 

14 comments:

Sewing Junkie said...

Looks like you had a productive day. I like the table runner and placemats. I need to get some made for here. I have earthenware dishes and the rim on the bottom scratches the table top if a person isn't careful. Chris

katyquilts.net said...

I love this tedwork top! Can I ask what kind of stabilizer you use for machine embroidering these redwork blocks? Thank you!
sew4given AT aol DOT com

Linda Swanekamp said...

The redwork quilt is an instant classic. Please don't do what I see at quilt shows- quilt right over the embroidery in a pantograph! The reds and the arrangement are just perfect.

Gene Black said...

The redwork top looks great. I always carefully quilt around embroidery.

Christine said...

I think it was worth waiting to find all the ingredients to finish those placemats. It's so satisfying to find a scrap of that backing reflected in the piecing on the front. ahh!

Needled Mom said...

Ah yes....it is so nice to not have to seam backings. I am so impressed with your finishing up of the older projects. I need to do more of that.

Lisa C said...

Quite a productive day indeed!

Hedy Hahn said...

Love that redwork quilt top, very pretty. I'm so looking for spring and all the flowers popping up. Yard work gives me joy.

JJM said...

Oh Wanda your red quilt jumped right off the screen, it is wonderful. I love it ! ! ! Your table runner and place mats are a treat to look at and will be fun to use. Your work as always takes my breath away.

JJM

Quiltdivajulie said...

Congratulations on the finishes! That red and white quilt top is SO much better than just a stack of embroidered squares!

patty a. said...

You did get a lot done!

Lesley Gilbert said...

Love all your 3 items from today. I have some black fabric with stars - I love how you've used it on the mats, so I need to try that out.
7am Friday we are off on a 4 day/3night short break to the Isle of Wight - the weather is milder now, especially down south. I'll try to get on the net to see what you are up to :)

farmerswife said...

I would love to know where you got the redwork designs I love redwork

Vicki W said...

Wow, you did have a good day!