Friday, October 8, 2010

Another Table Runner

Well, again it's taking me 2 weeks to get a posting done.  I really need to do better at this. 

In my last post I had a picture of a small quilt mat, or quiltlet as one commenter said.  I love that word, by the way.  Anyway, I've been married since 1971, and never, in all those years, has my husband voluntarily complimented anything I've made.  So I don't think I even showed this one to him.  I just put it on top of a display case in my entryway with some fall flowers and a couple of candles.  A little later he came looking for me and said he liked it, and wanted me to make a similar one for the dining table!  I was stunned!  He especially liked the green fabric.  If you remember in my last post, I used up every scrap of that green to finish that little quiltlet.  I don't have to be forced to shop for fabric, so I went to my favorite online quilt shop (Whittles) where I bought it, and it was all gone!  Fortunately, with the designer's name I could do a search and found it on another site.  So here's what I finished today, and got another compliment!!  ( Will wonders never cease?!)
I like the leaves turned rather than all lined up.

Last Thursday, I got to spend the day in Amish country with a good quilting friend.  We had so much fun.  We spent most of our time, and money, in the quilt shops, but we also enjoyed a bulk food store, a great little coffee shop, and a wonderful buffet lunch.  I was very good, and bought only a little fabric, including the pretty red for the Maple Leaf blocks in the new table runner.  I found some fat quarters for a dollar each,  and spent a few dollars on some.  I also found some good quilting needles.  I know I have a lot of hand quilting ahead with the DJ, but I can't seem to force myself to get those last pieces done.  Got any good ideas on how to get motivated?

7 comments:

Tonya said...

well, what in the world? how about that for a compliment? my dh is good to comment on things i make...but sometimes i'm as bad as a child and run up to him with my newly made item in my hands, saying look, look....i really try not to be that girl, but it's in my blood

Pat said...

I love your table runner...but I'm not the one to tell you how to get motivated on a project. I have WAY too many here that sit for lack of my motivation!!! LOL

seventhsister26 said...

Very cool that you got a compliment on your work by your hubby;) Those really are jewels;) Glad you were able to get out and enjoy yourself on your trip into Amish Country;)
Happy Quilting!!

searchfamilies said...

I love the table runner it beautiful well done
Hugs Janice

Barb said...

It is a lovely runner and what a sweet thing for your husband to do...did he have to pick you up off the floor?

Karen said...

Two compliments, maybe you should make another one! LOL.

PEGGY said...

Be still my heart, a hubby complimenting and also asking for another one? OMG :)

I had a nice time visiting your blog and looking at all your DJ blocks...I am dying to do it but it's a little more ambitious than I'm up for right now. Can't wait to see yours done.
Peggy