Saturday, January 24, 2015

A sweet finish and a fresh start

I did my best to make the most of the Friday Night Sew-In.  My plan was to get the binding sewn down on my Candy Squares table runner, and I was able to get that accomplished.  This morning it got put in it's new home on my coffee table, ready for Valentine's Day.

The evening was still young, so I decided to get started on a new project, starting with this:

This is a jelly roll of "Heart's Content" that my husband gave me.  Being a bonafide "jewel tone gal", these earthy colors  are not my usual playground, but I was willing to go with it.  If the hubby is willing to go outside his comfort zone by stepping foot into a quilt store, then I am happy to work outside my comfort zone with a new color palette.

I was at the fabric store one day recently, when a fabric with all the colors from this jelly roll caught my eye.  I didn't have the jelly roll with me, so I wasn't sure,  but I bought a piece of it for a possible border.
 Compatible Color Combo

Time to break open the jelly roll:
I love it when you unroll the jelly roll and all the possibilities come tumbling out.

I decided to use the jelly roll to make a Mini Lotus pattern by Jaybird Quilts.

I pulled out a few additional fabrics that were in the stash, and thought about how I might add a row or two to the original pattern so that I could use more fabrics.    (The Math Geek in me likes any excuse to pull out the calculator.)

I decided not to cut into anything on Friday night because I learned the hard way not to rotary cut when you are tired.  This morning I got all the jewel shaped pieces cut out:

and a whole bunch of little triangles.

This is where I'm at right now.  I'm not quite sure yet if the border fabric will work.  It might be a bit too bright, but I'm keeping my fingers crossed.

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  1. A very pretty runner. I am just drooling over those gorgeous fabrics. Look forward to seeing the end result.

  2. Love your table runner, you could possibly put a peeper border between the jeweled shapes and the wider border fabric??

  3. From this vantage point the border fabric looks great! Love all your jewels.

  4. Nice finish, congratulations, now Valentine's Day can come.
    The new projects looks very interesting.

  5. Love table runners and always good to have another finish! Love the new fabrics. Looking forward to seeing your progress on this one.

  6. I can't believe I missed this post! Roger did good! Maybe not jewel tones, but very nice! The table runner came out perfect, as usual! You did good for FNSI. I did a little applique. (Emphasis on "little"!!)

  7. That jelly roll is beautiful but the table runner is my favorite - scrumptious! blessings, marlene


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