Monday, July 20, 2015

Bird brained...

Okay, after finishing my Go 4 It quilt and my Bar Code quilt, I was making a very concerted effort to keep myself from starting another quilt with a bajillion little pieces. Sooooooo... I started a table runner... it only needed to by 13" wide and 31"long... and somehow I ended up with this...


which only had a million little pieces instead of a bajillion...LOL! Yes, yes...this is a bit of hyperbole.  I used the block called Crops from Lori Holt's book Farm Girl Vintage as my starting point. I ended up making it as long rows instead of individual blocks but that didn't eliminate using little bitty 1" square connector corners...about 80 of them. I could have done the 12" version and that would have been about half the work but I like the way the smaller leaves look and it allowed me to cut a ton of different greens. Hmmm...somehow I still ended up back at a bajillion pieces.

As far as being bird brained, well that's a reference to my mental state and  to this background fabric.


It is from the Basic Grey collection called Persimmon and I couldn't resist buying several yards when it first came out. Glad I did because when I did a Google search I didn't find a lot of it out there. I want to get this table runner quilted today. I have plans for a cute vignette on my little yellow chest featuring this runner topped with several other bird elements. I LOVE all kind of birds...robins, sparrows, finches, cardinals and chickens!

The weather guy is teasing me with better weather for the end of the week... after a few more torrential downpours and 90 degree temperatures like we had this weekend. Sheesh! It is like living in a sauna. Thank goodness for central air conditioning.

Happy stitching-
carol fun

7 comments:

  1. Sew cute! I can't resist using a variety of colors either! This will make a wonderful base for your vignette idea.
    We had remnants of a hurricane from Mexico--it was 87 degrees here yesterday with 81% humidity. And we DON'T have central air, neither do probably 95% of the homes in this beach city. Thankful for the rain tho!

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  2. Wow, so cute. I hope you post a picture of your vignette when you have it assembled. I'm sure it will be as wonderful as your runner.

    Helen

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  3. Love the look of the leaves, I think your hard work was definitely worth it!

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  4. That will be a delightful runner well worth the time and effort. Hope your weather improves. After 94 yesterday and no AC, today's 75 is blessed relief!

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  5. Great looking table runner. Love the background fabric

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  6. I enjoy all your posts, but especially sock posts. I don't knit, but laughed at Boot Farts!

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  7. I feel your pain -- not starting anything new until things are done. Honestly, every once in a while we need to reward our good behavior! I like your table runner.

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