I spent the evening last night under blankets, notice the plural. My husband and I ate pizza and watched a movie. No way was I going out in that cold again. I had hoped to see my girls' basketball team play at home against a local team. ( They are state ranked again this year.)
So I had sewn the binding on this table runner and it needed the hand sewing on the back. It did take the duration of the movie. This was a panel that all I had to do was sew the 3 pieces together. Easy peasy. I did machine quilt it with a clear thread on the top. The back and binding are coordinating fabrics all from Patrick Lose which I purchased from Shabby Fabrics on sale. Love the bright vivid colors.
First Christmas present done for next year. Hooray!
Next up: Here are the 30s fabrics that I am cutting into strips one night last week. Underneath is my rotating cutting board. It has ball bearings that make it so easy to turn and a ledge to keep the cutting board on it.
This is what I am going to do as a block of the month. Jo's Country Junction is having a BOM link up on Saturdays. Here
I am subdividing the different blocks into monthly projects and hope to get it done by midsummer to assemble and finish it then. I have wanted to have a Christmas quilt and have neglected doing it as I make projects for others, instead.
I received the pattern booklet in the mail this week, but left it in my computer bag at work where I opened it. It is one of the latest Kansas Troubles's patterns. And of course, I have a bag of fabrics from her lines to pull from and hopefully not buy more fabric. I do think I will need a background, maybe.