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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7 comments:

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

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

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

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

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

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  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"!!)

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

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