Wednesday, October 26, 2011

The days fly by - but here is some WIP

Quilting the Christmas table runner

I love quilting action shots! I have been quilting my table runner for the Modern Christmas Table Runner Swap.

Christmas table runner, ready to quilt

I have a small nagging feeling this is not very modern but I am hoping that since I used modern fabrics (after all surely Grunge is modern, right?) it will squeek by.

Blocks for Claire

These log cabins are a new project - a quilt for a friend who is about 14. She asked for squares and white sashing and gave me a rainbow of fabrics she liked and I have been adding bits of everything I have to make it scrappy. I will need about 35 of these to make a quilt, although I may make the blocks  in varying sizes which will mean I need more than that. I am trying to decide whether I should try to stick to monochrome blocks or just move to warm and cool ones with multiple colours in those ranges.

Angel Quilt for me from Mamacjt

And look at this beauty! You know how you feel when you get close to a rock star or a famous person - well this is just like that. It is from Carol who blogs at Mamacjt. She is one of my quilting heros and she sent me this Angel Quilt for being so patient in DQS11. It is not big, 12" x 10" (smaller than a ceramic tile in my kitchen) and it is perfect!

Those swap mamas in DQS sure take good care of the bebes, and besides this quilt from Carol, my mama, Kim (she is quiltinkimmie on flickr) was especially good to me. I am hoping to join in next time too.

I am linking to my usual WIP groups. I hope you have time to visit some of the projects there, they are always wonderful. I am hoping to visit them all but I expect it will take me to the end of the weekend to  do that, but it is so worth it.


WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

Best,

Leanne

25 comments:

My Sweet Prairie said...

Wow - you have so much going on! I love that I can see the white stitches in your quilting. That is sooo pretty!

~Monika
sewing in Saskatoon

Manda said...

Lots going on! Love the colours in your new squares quilt :)

Linz said...

I LOVE your table runner!!!! SO pretty! And the squared quilt is going to be amazing!!

That little gift quilt is so so so cool!!!

Sarah said...

Hope I am your partner that table runner is gorgeous! Love those scrappy blocks too. And that mini is great - wow you have been very late receiving swaps or am
I wrong? (think u were waiting a long time for your solids swap too?)

Heather D. said...

REALLY like the stars runner!

Also what a sweet mini quilt you received. Love the wonky plus style!

Sheila said...

Hurrah for the angels, I know what you ean about Carol's work - makes you swoon, this wee one is a beauty.
Love the log cabins to bits, will be perfect for a teen and I think your table runner will pass the test too.

Dolores said...

What a bright post. Love all the quilts.

M-R said...

Great job with the table runner. I think it is modern. And I love your log cabins -- that is going to be a great quilt.

Catherine said...

he, he, I think I struggle with modern as well, and am definately struggling in the table runner swap, not helped by the fact that my partner is non-existent! Your runner is fabulous and I would love it to land on my doormat

Judith, Belfast said...

LOVE those log cabin blocks - wonderfully colourful! Jxo

Sarah said...

Lovely work, and that angel quilt is gorgeous too!

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Beautiful work...everything is gorgeous

Patchwork and Play said...

Lots of pretties happening here! And lucky you, receiving that great doll quilt from Carol. She's a star, isn't she?

elle said...

You can quilt! ;^) Luv the fresh colours.

Amy E. said...

ooo, with the log cabin blocks, here's my idea: do a checkerboard pattern with the warm and cool as the light and dark alternating squares, but gradually saturate the colors as you move across the quilt. so at one corner you'll have a totally saturated and deep checkerboard, and at the opposite corner you'll have a light and airy checkerboard of warm and cool. does that make sense? it looks good in my head! haha!

Sheila said...

Love the runner , if it isn't modern enough for your partner you can always send it to me :-) The little red quilt is adorable .

Sandra Kaye said...

Love the runner, great quilting.!! The red and white, and the colorful squares. It all looks great !! Hugs

Anonymous said...

I loved the star blocks (they'd better like 'em!) I loved the log cabin blocks (whatever you do, you've got a great start on wonderful!). But like you, I'm absolutely in love with the miniature red/white quilt, convincing me that I need to make a few minis just to get some of these designs stitched out and into fabric. Who says all of our quilts have to be huge? Such inspiration here at your blog today--thanks for linking so I could see it all!

Elizabeth E.
http://occasionalpiece.wordpress.com

Anonymous said...

Awesome.

Debbie said...

ooooh. I love your little log cabin blocks! And what a great red & white quilt - good for you!

Riel Nason said...

I really like your colourful log cabins. That's going to be a great quilt~

Archie the wonder dog said...

I love the log cabin blocks - makes me want to dive into my stash and get started!! Your angel quilt is beautiful and I love your runner!

tusen said...

I love the echo quilting. The log cabin blocks look great, too. No advice from me, I'm afraid, but I just can't wait to see the finish quilt.

Martha said...

Love that table runner...beautiful colors and the stitching is so pretty. Enjoyed my visit.

Grandma Coco said...

I love the fresh, bright fabrics in you log cabin.