Friday, January 16, 2009

Freezing Friday

Since there was no way I was going outside today (it's -16 right now), I finished up the two tablerunners I worked on at our Sew Day on Tuesday. Now they just need to be quilted. I'm looking for ideas on how to quilt the Santas.

Should I just quilt the background and SITD on the Santas? They are eventually going to have little bells on the tip of their hats and two bells down the front for buttons.

This was my bargain tablerunner kit I purchased after Christmas. I would never have picked this fabric but I don't mind it and they were generous with the amount they put in the kit.

The border is a metallic - it shows up a bit better in this picture - click to enlarge.

I read somewhere recently that UFOs are usually born because we either get sick of working on a project, or we get to a point where we don't know quite what to do. For me, I think that point is picking out the quilting design. Some quilts I have no problem - they almost tell me what they want, but others I really struggle with - probably because they are telling me they want freemotion and I'm afraid to get out of my box. It's a nice box and I'm quite happy in it!

1 comment:

Mary said...

It's white space that paralyzes me! I don't mind overall freehand work but I've got a wallhanging waiting that has a lot of white space..pieced by Mom for my sister Ann and I need to quilt it before I visit next month.