Friday, October 14, 2016

Finished runner

  I finished up the runner.....quilted and bound with pieced together leftover binding strips.  I like using up those pieces.  I call it a waste not technique.
   As a matter of fact, the plumes were cut from mostly left over fusible backed leftovers too.  With all the patterns and fabrics used in the center strips, I did not have to worry if anything matched.

   You may remember the full quilt I made for a friend that I called Plume Crazy.   This is a smaller version of that quilt.

 For me it's a good size to practice my FMQ skills, and have a finished project.

   This one can be a great table runner, or a door banner.   I like that option.   The finished size is 62'' by 16''.

   There is something about finishing up a project that satisfies the quilter in me.  Seeing the completed project makes me smile.  It's a feel good thing. And no UFO to worry about.

    Do you have UFOs to finish?  Do you dislike those blocks/parts now?    It could be time for a UFO Assault!  Here's my find of the week.......
Read the ideas that Mary at Quilting thru Rose colored trifocals shares.   She has some ultimate recycle type finishes for UFO Assault.

Now attack those UFO, send them into completion, or give them away.  Make room for new ideas and fabric.
 I am....happy stitching.  


  1. Great job, Debbie. I have more UFOs than I like to think about. I am going to see what I can learn at that link.

  2. Your new runner is beautiful, as always! So nice to have a finish to show for your quilting therapy efforts. Thanks so much for sharing Mary's UFO Assault tips. She has some great advice, especially for those of us who seem to work with the same colorways or styles in many of our quilts. There "should" be blocks that will eventually fit together into a coherent whole, right?!

  3. I loved your Plume Crazy and this is just as gorgeous! I really enjoy the waste not technique - I've never heard it called that. I'm on my way to Mary's now to see what I can learn. ~Jeanne

  4. I so glad to see you happily stitching again! Your table runner/door banner is beautiful. What a great way to use up those leftovers. Thanks for the link to Mary's UFO Assault ideas. I have 2 UFO's that could use some attention.

  5. I do remember that quilt as it was particularly beautiful. Good to see you pressing on with each aspect of the quilt making process. I hadn't thought about a 'door banner' before. Thanks for the idea.

  6. That is a wonderful project, great way to use up those scraps.

  7. I remember the original quilt and what fun and pretty runner you made with the left overs. So happy to see you quilting again - those baby steps.

  8. Yes, I recall the inspiration quilt for this project. You have made a lovely runner/door banner from the idea, and used up some scraps to boot! : )
    I must check out your link. I definitely have more UFOs than I should.
    Thanks, Debbie!

  9. Congratulations on getting to this stage! Your dual duty quit is lovely.

  10. I love pieced binding and I agree, it's not wasteful. I also love the plumes you added to the runner. It really makes it sing!

  11. Very pretty piece. I can see why you are happy with it.

  12. That's cute! I have lots of blocks, from someone else, that I'm not sure I'll ever make the rest of the blocks needed to finish the quilt, that I could use for table runners (not enough for anything larger than a wall quilt at this point). Your table runner would look great on my dining room table ;)


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