Friday, 18 November 2011

Like the Turkey, I`m Basted ..

...and at last ready for quilting.

I (and thankfully for me, a couple of others) are playing chicken with the clock (thanks Rhonda) in Susan`s Modern Christmas Tablerunner Swap as the last day for posting our runner to our partner rapidly approaches. Now Susan must be extremely patient or trusting but she has been super good about those of us dragging our heels! 

As with all students late with their homework I kind of have an excuse as I`ve been waiting on fabric - specifically white backing fabric.  It was ordered ages ago and I can only think it has been caught up in the Eid postal backlog - along with some Lark fabric and fabric I ordered for The 4x5 Modern Quilt Bee.

Our mailman generally calls with packages around 2PM and as 2 o`clock came and went, I decided to see what I could find to use instead.  Finding nothing suitable and or big enough I thought I would have one last look at the back at the cupboard and hey presto, there was some lovely white fabric.  I confess that I scrunched it up and kissed it.

I pieced the Christmas trees, made a wonky star and added the scrappy border...


...then this morning, I made this big 16 inch star for the backing...


..it sits in the centre with white either side and this is where I`m at now.


Basted and ready for quilting.  Now I just have to decide how I`m going to quilt it!

14 comments:

diane said...

this is so pretty and makes me wish I would have signed up for this swap.Hopefully next year I will be better organized and will be able to participate in Christmas swaps.!

Ms. Becky said...

I re-watched the movie How To Make An American Quilt last night and thought of you so many times throughout. I hadn't seen it in years and it was just as delightful this go round. I just love your zest for quilting. happy weekend to you Annabella.

Katherine said...

Well done! It's so lovely and I'm sure you'll come up with the perfect way to quilt it. Your swap partner is going to be very happy with this runner. Happy stitching!

Archie the wonder dog said...

It's looking fabulous!!

Toni said...

Your partner will be thrilled! It's so lovely, and I especially like the big star on back!

Janine said...

This is looking wonderful :)

Flying Blind... said...

So beautiful - my quilting-head is not working at the moment - but you'll make a fantastic job of it xxx

Rosa said...

Your runner is absolutely beautiful.Great job.

Leanne said...

Your runner is wonderful! I look forward to seeing how you quilt it.

Manda said...

So pretty! I love the mix of fabrics you've chosen!:)

Jennifer @ Ellison Lane Quilts said...

It looks really pretty Annabella!

Quilter in the Gap said...

It is coming along quite nicely. It appears as though I will have to work like mad this weekend so I might have to call in "sick" on Monday in order to meet this deadline. Uh oh .... a problem. My boss lives with me (my mom). Do you think I can get away with it?

Cindy said...

this is just so amazing, A. beautiful!!! the prints/colors are just perfect.
ps - blogger hates my comments today. sorry for the odd login.

Katy Cameron said...

Hee hee, love the idea of playing chicken with the clock :oD Glad you found that white fabric, it's looking great