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First Quilting FO of the New Year

January 06, 2008

(There are knitting FO's, too, but right now I'm in stealth mode, yarn-wise.)

Jingle Jolly TR

Jingle Jolly Tablerunner, graciously provided by Monica at Happy Zombie. At least one online group I belong to that's doing this in a semi-organized fashion this month. Monica's set up a gallery on her blog, and I've already seen some pretty nifty ones posted over in the Yahoo group.

The top was created from pre-cut squares and strips that I've had just taking up space for over 4 years (yay! stash attack!), and the backing, batting and binding also came from my stash. I was SO proud of myself for not obsessing over the placement of the scraps (I only moved a couple around, then got all strong and just let it go).

Mr. W. isn't excited about the color scheme - I believe his comment was, "It's a bit tame, compared to what you've been working on recently."

Now, here's the deal: "They" say that whatever you do on January 1 is a good indicator of what you'll be doing during the year. (pshaw) It took me about 3 hours to piece this tablerunner together. I tried to do some free-form, free-motion, don't-plan, utility quilting on it.
I just couldn't bring myself to do it.
Actually, I did it just fine, but I hated it, so I picked out all of the quilting and did some organized quilting instead. I was soooooooo okay with that. There's a lot more going on in the quilting than what you can see (two colors of thread, echo quilting, other stuff).

Then I had issues with the binding. I was trying to figure out how to sew the binding on the back and flip it over to the front for finishing. I know people do it all the time, but it just didn't fit in my brain. I ended up applying and removing the binding THREE times.

After three days of futzing with the quilting and binding, I think I made a decision (I believe it rhymed with "Puckett") and just called it good (ish).

If what you do at the beginning of the year is an indicator of what you'll do during the remainder of the year, I'm in big trouble. Just order my OCD meds now, because I might as well change my name to Monk.


permalink 5 Comments:
At 1/06/2008 11:47 AM, Blogger Happy Zombie Babbled Back:  

I love your Jingle Jolly! May I put it in the gallery?

At 1/06/2008 12:58 PM, Blogger Happy Zombie Babbled Back:  

HA... I don't know why I ask when I just went ahead and did it!

At 1/06/2008 1:20 PM, Blogger Tamera Babbled Back:  

I laughed out loud when I read your post!

I needed that! I'm a little under the weather today. LOL

At 1/08/2008 6:37 PM, Blogger Sweet P Babbled Back:  

I love the colors you chose for your Jingle Jolly. It's fantastic.

At 1/10/2008 12:59 AM, Blogger Helen in the UK Babbled Back:  

Love your finished tablerunner. Enjoyed the link to show the other finishes too. I'm a member of Quilted Table and have this project on my 'to do' list .... hopefully soon :)

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