Friday, October 19, 2012

Tiny stitches, tiny finish - Finish Friday

Why does it seem so long since I have posted a finish Friday?  Oh wait, it is because I haven't had many finishes other than blocks recently!  Well, as I mentioned on Wednesday, I did manage to finish up my Sashiko coasters.


This was one of the projects from the Handstitched class at Stitched in Color.  I am really ashamed that it took me so long to actually do this project, because once I started them I really enjoyed making them.  They were fun!  So much so, that I want to make another set.  I think they would look amazing in red and gray.  Hmm, things to ponder.


I also managed to finish my Leaf Table Runner with the blocks I made for the Leafs Me Happy Blog Hop back on the 10th.  I think it turned out rather nicely.  What do you think?

Do you know that I don't think I have actually ever stippled an entire quilt before?  I always seem to opt for something more complex, but stippling is fun (and fast!).  I may have to do more of it, especially for some of those UFO's that I have lying around.


This is the backing fabric.  Pretty, huh?  Ironically, it is this fabric that made me sign up for the Leafs Me Happy Blog Hop, yet it is the only fall fabric from my stash that I didn't use!  I guess it was destined for this post instead.

For now, that's two more things to cross of my lists.  Whoop, Whoop!

Jen


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11 comments:

  1. Congrats on having 2 finishes to report this week! I especially love the table runner.

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  2. I really like your leaf tablerunner also.

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  3. Your coasters call for a sophisticated cocktail (or two!) and I love your table runner. Awesome quilting!

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  4. Oh cute! I think gray and red would be darling. And just let me say your runner is exquisite! It looks like a show piece. I've never done stippling all over before either. I too always do something more complex. I can't wait to get a quilt out and try it.

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  5. Absolutely beautiful table runner!
    Amanda

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  6. I've had the coasters marked forever* to make. I just haven't found the fabric I want to use :(
    And love the table runner! It is perfect!

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    1. Thank you! I would have replied via email, but you are labeled a "no reply" blogger. I wanted to tell you the linen I used for the background of the coasters was perfect. The weave seemed to "fit" the stitches nicely. I am not sure regular quilters weight cotton would do the same.

      Thanks for reading!

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  7. Red and grey, or red and green for christmas? The leaves are fab too!

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  8. That table runner is beautiful. Great quilting you did.

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  9. Red and gray would look great! Once you got started on the sashiko, was it a quick finish up?

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