September 25, 2015

Finish Things Up

Today is most certainly a finish it up day for me.

My little quilt for the Kaffe Mini Swap is due to be shipped next week and I'm happy to say it's finished. Wahoo!!!  It will be in the mail the first part of next week along with a few little extras. Be on the look out partner. Believe it or not but this is my first swap. I can't wait to see what I get.

The block is based on my Drunkard's Path QAL concept. I just love how it looks in an alternative colorway. It's making me think a full sized quilt with different prints and background colors would be really fun. Hmmm . . . a new use for Kaffe and Amy Butler prints perhaps?

My other finish was this table runner made as a wedding present.
The front is low volume creams and gray strips. The couple's gift registry is mostly neutrals. White dishes. Silver serving pieces. A touch of wood. I thought the low volume would be a nice neutral to go with all their tableware.

After piecing the strips, I trimmed a narrow section off one side and then inserted it into the middle offsetting the strips a little to add movement. It finishes at about 14 inches. Not knowing the size of their table I went with a 72" length. Hopefully it will work well.

I wanted to embroider their names and wedding date on it but realized after the fact that this is better done in the early stages. That takes planning ahead which I didn't do. Instead I simply wrote their names and date on the end of the runner. It's understated which is what I wanted so it's more like a subtle personal message.

I opted for a double sided runner and used fall fabrics for the back to represent their fall wedding.

So these are my Friday finishes. Linking up with Finish it Up Friday at CrazyMomQuilts.

Just a reminder it's not too late to comment on on my Pin Cushion Party post for a chance to win a charm pack of Amanda Jean's fun new fabric line Good Neighbors.
I'll choose a winner Sunday the 27th.