Saturday, July 7, 2012

Christmas in July : )

Yes, today is July 7th and yes, I just sewed a Christmas table runner!  I didn’t plan on starting Christmas projects in July, it’s just that I saw a table runner like this on a blog I LOVE and I just had to make one! I say one, but I actually have 4 going right now. Do you do that to yourself? If one is good, then four is better! ;  )
I decided to step out of my comfort zone and do a different fmq design.  I don’t know it’s official name, but I like to think of it as ‘whimsical’ although it looks an awful lot like waves. : )  Do any of you have a better name for this design?

I’m going to give this one to my sister-in-law as a thank you gift.  She and her cute family drove all the way here from Arizona to celebrate Independence Day and while they were here, she took our family pictures. She is one amazing photographer!  You can go see her work here:
I hope our pictures turned out ok. We had scheduled them for Thursday evening and of course, the sky became majorly overcast and rained.  We hurried from one pose to the next. She was great though. I’m sure she’ll be able to make us look good in spite of the weather. : )

Lily's Quilts

July Finishes


Sara said...

Sweet table runner--the quilting is very beautiful and highlights the pinwheels very effectively:)

Quiet Quilter said...

Sometimes when something hits you just right, you gotta go with the flow...Nice flow.

Sarah Craig said...

That is an awesome table runner - the quilting just makes it!! Whoop whoop!!

Elizabeth said...

That is such a cute table runner! I love pinwheels and your quilting is excellent. I totally understand about getting slightly detoured to do something that has caught your eye while you've got something else going on. I also totally get "if one is good, four is better." I do it all the time.

Anyway, congrats on a really great finish and thank you for linking up!

xo -E

mammafairy said...

What a lovely runner! Early Christmas, getting ahead!

Deborah said...

I love the quilting on this! Beautiful table runner!!

Jeanette said...

Lovely runner,and it's never to early to start Christmas gifts-especially if they are handmade! The quilting looks like the design in the green fabric, very nice.

SweetPepperRose said...

This is gorgeous! Such lovely stitching!

Amys Crafty Shenanigans said...

Simple effective gorgeous!!!

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