Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Can it be Wednesday already?

Napkins

On Sunday, I realized it had been a while since I just finished something. And I had been doing laundry and realized just how shabby our old napkins were. So I got out my stack of prints from Angela Walter's Legacy line and a bunch of Essex linen and cut 10.5" squares.

Napkins

I sewed the pieces wrong sides together, left a hole to turn through, pressed them and then topstitched around the edge, thus closing the turning hole in that process. Easy.

Napkins

They are lovely and I am going to make more. Next time I think I will use 14 or 15" squares of fabric, but these are a good size as they are for every day use too.

Slab quilts for Calgary - in progress

I am also working to finish off the two slab quilts for Calgary. Cheryl gave me blocks, batting and backs for two quilts. I have pieced the blocks and finished the quilting, so all I have left to do is trimming and binding. It is crazy at my work right now but I am hoping to get these done and on their way back by Friday.

Sunset - in progress

I am also still working on Sunset. You can see the improvement after the ripping out episode. I am just loving the impact of the quilting, so I hope to finish this on the weekend.

That is all I am focusing on this week in the sewing room, I should have more time next week to get back to my long list.


           WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

I am linking to Lee at Freshly Pieced and The Needle and Thread Network, see you there.


Happy Thanksgiving to all of my American readers!

Best,

Leanne

23 comments:

  1. Very cool napkins and that is one HOT Sunset! ;)

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  2. Sunset is looking fab! And very posh, napkins instead of baby wipes. Not that I can think of anyone that would use baby wipes. Nope, not me... ;o)

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  3. Wow! Sunset it looking awesome.

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  4. Great napkins, I love a quick finish project, so satisfying!

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  5. You treat your family better than I do mine - as mine get paper kitchen roll at meal times. Unless we have guests and then we try to pretend that we are more refined. ;-)

    Love your napkins.

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  6. Your napkins are great! I just received 10 1/2 yard cuts of Legacy that I'm going to make into a chevron quilt and I'm pretty excited about it!

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  7. Well those just have to be the prettiest napkins I've ever seen.

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  8. Lovely napkins! Sunset is really looking beautiful too. I feel antsy too when I haven't finished anything for a while (even though it usually means I've been making progress on a bunch of things). Hooray for quick projects!

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  9. Love your napkins! Legacy Line is on my next shopping list :)

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  10. Great napkins and of course I love the progress on Sunset!

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  11. I've been looking in the shops for some lovely napkins for Christmas lunch. It never occurred to me to make my own - derrr! Thanks for kicking my brain into action :)

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  12. Love the napkins! I got inspired to make some for Christmas!
    Love all your projects!

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  13. Love the sunset quilt. The quilting is wonderful. Great napkins.

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  14. Ooh, I love those napkins, Leanne. I've got to get my kids using more fabric napkins so I will definitely be giving this a try. Sunset is looking gorgeous!

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  15. Nice napkins. My family are rather messy and we would need 16" square ones! Di x

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  16. I'm curious about how the napkins wash up. We're an all cloth napkin family but I have wanted the nice cotton like purchased cloth napkins

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  17. The more I see of the sunset the more I love it. Great work.

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  18. Your Sunset quilt is stunning Leanne!! great line of fabric there too....

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  19. I'm sooo loving your sunset quilt!!!

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  20. Sunset looks awesome! Your napkins are very pretty and doesn't it feel nice sometimes just to finish something?

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  21. Love the napkins, and Sunset is amazing! I see the slab I made for the Calgary quilts peeking out of your photo - so neat to see it become part of a real quilt, and for such a good cause. Thanks for putting these together!

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  22. Absolutely love the quilting on Sunset, it looks fantastic.
    The napkins look fabulous too, lovely fabrics and so quick to make.

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