Sunday, August 15, 2010

Finally, a Finish!

This is the little table topper I showed you pieces of a couple of months ago. I finally got it done this last week and it is my first finish all year! It feels so good to get something done and it's got me motivated to keep up the good work! Yesterday I made a block for a quilt that my friendship group is making for an injured soldier.

Just a qualifier here, all I did was sew the pieces together. My friend Le did the dirty work of planning and cutting all the pieces. I can't wait to see what the quilt looks like when it's done!

Yesterday, I also worked on putting the rest of my French Country place mat tops together. Next, I will layer and quilt them, which should go quickly as these will be turned inside-out rather than binding, so that *should* make things go quickly!

Lastly, I started quilting this baby...

It has changed somewhat since this picture was taken in that I added corners to it. This was a progressive that was made by my friendship group (wouldn't you love to have friends like this?). I started with the center compass and all the rest was done by them! I really want to hang this pretty thing, so it really needs corners. Hopefully, soon I will be able to show you another finish! Oh boy, it feels good to be back in the sewing room!


  1. Love your NY Beauties in there. And the placemats too. I haven't sewn Le's block yet so it is nice to see what it will look like but I did finish Rana's. I'm planning on using my Mariner's Compass block for the progressive. I love what 'happened' to your compass. Very rich looking quilt!

  2. Melanie! I love quilts so much! I have a few and they hopefully will be with me until the end or I pass them on to grandchildren. I can't sew a stitch but appriciate those who can. You do beautiful work!

  3. Hi Melanie, I am not quit sure how I stumbled across your blog, clicked a few times on 'next blog' I think! Do you have a tutorial or a pattern for the French Country Placemats? Love your work! I am slowly getting into quilting at the moment and am looking for little projects to keep me interested nad gradually expand my attention span! I don't know if I am allowed to include an email address in a comment but I would love a reply if you can...

    Many thanks from a really hot Sydney Australia New Years Day! SArah