Friday, December 18, 2009

A productive day

 So after my little bout of self pity etc I decided what I really needed to do was some destruction. So I took up my rotary cutter and slashed a bunch of poor innocent charm squares. They were cut up without mercy as I deposited my emotions. So then I had to actually do something with them.
 But back to the fabrics. See I have a problem. I don't like cutting into fabric. Especially precuts.
I know,  I know it makes no sense, but I'm always afraid of ruining them, especially when they are so pretty. But because of my mood yesterday I was able to more or less just grab and go. So I've cut up one of my Rouenneries charm packs, the one I bought for Cindy Lou Who but didn't arrive in time.

 Anyways, I had seen this pattern on Happy Zombie and loved it so figured it could work with Rouenneries. It did. LOL. I had planned on having the red and lights reversed but the numbers worked perfectly this way, and not at all the other so this way one.

I'm still trying to decide on the binding, which is why there isn't any on there. I have a red from the line, or a Hoffman fusion black, or I suppose I could sew the black charms together to make a binding but that would be a massive pain so no that is not an option. I also think I have a flat, solid black somewhere but I'm not a huge fan but it is an option.

What do you think?

How is this ready for binding already you ask? Well you didn't ask but if you know me you know I'm not exactly known for full finishes. I'm not comfortable with my quilting skills and I can't afford to send them out so I end up with a lot of flimsies, not a lot of quilts. Though I'm getting better so maybe there will be more in the future.
Back to this one though. Can you guess? Of course you can. I did quilt-as-you-go. I sewed the the blocks into rows, and then sewed the rows together on top of the batting and backing, which was a piece from the sides of DH's quilt that I had actually remembered to save, and was able to find. Which is impressive for me.
 I may add some more I'm not sure, probably not. Hmm....needs an iron.

Hey, do you think this could use some applique? If so what and where?

 I made these two mugs up, with the molten chocolate cake mix. This is yummy, the only problem can be the microwave times, over cooked and this is not so good. And splenda drys it out. Just saying...
One went to the bus driver and the other is going to Little Bit's teacher, along with an apple pin and earrings. I hope she likes them, she's pretty young so maybe not, but Little Bit picked them out so that's what she's getting lol.

I added some candy canes to the bus drivers. And if I can find some more or if I remember to get some when I go get my meds, will add them to her teacher's too.

   Little Bit is playing hookie with her Aunt Laura today. She rarely gets to see her as Laura has a crazy job in Toronto that rarely lets her get away. She's just got a transfer to another division which is not so crazy, or so she hopes. Seeing as Little Bit is soon to be taken off the regular curriculum and put on and Individual Education Plan, I don't see much harm. She's supposed to take her teacher's gift over later on but if not it can wait until they go back.
 Little Bit also goes off to see bio dad tonight for a week, which she doesn't want to do, so I figured let her have today to do what she wanted, and that was stay with Auntie.


free indeed said...

Love what you made with the rouenneries! IT's very pretty.

Joyful Quilter said...

Cute table runner, anything quilt as you go works for me too - I vote for red binding. Merry Christmas.

Carrie P. said...

i really like your tablerunner. I would do red binding and not applique. It looks good the way it is in my humble opinion.

Thelma said...

I like your table runner.....can't go wrong with Rouenneries. I vote read binding.

I'm so sorry you have a week without little bit : ((

Quilter Going Bananas said...

Love the tablerunner Cara! Red binding will be a good finish for it.

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Rene' said...

I really like your table runner. Been wanting to try the quilt as you go. Was it easy? I did not get around to making the molten cake in mugs even though I bought all the supplies. Another to put on next year's list.