Monday, April 9, 2012

Oopsie Daisy…a finish!

Hi Everyone!

Yesterday I had the overwhelming urge to finish something…do you get those? Maybe it’s just me because I get to the sandwiching stage and for some reason the quilt/table runner/whatever gets put away in the cupboard.

So, this table runner that I pulled out even had the backing cut and the binding made ready to go! What is wrong with me?! It only took a couple of hours to finish!


Honestly I am ready to give up on photography, I just can not get a decent photo! I will take it outside tomorrow to get some better photos for you!


I wanted to show you my new-to-me sideboard that motivated me to finish the runner! It was my grandmothers, I love having special things that belonged to my grandparents!


A close up of the stitchery. This runner is a pattern by Jenny of Elefantz and it is called Oopsie Daisy Runner. I did change it a bit but I think most of us do that!

Today I laid out the Star quilt to start putting it together…I told BW I am going to call this the Headache quilt and he laughed…seriously it is like putting a puzzle together with a million inset seams!


And I thought I might show you a corner of my sewing space!


The table I use also belonged to my grandmother but from my dads side…I love this table and the top is beautiful and glossy which is why I have a special ugly brown cloth covering it.

Looking at the photo now I see junk I didn’t notice before but that is life! I have kids! I would love to make myself a new sewing machine mat and thread catcher/bin too one day!

Now I’m off to make dinner and then I might do some more on the stars later tonight!

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PS I am feeling much better now…Thanks for all the well-wishes!


Oops-Lah said...

Love the table runner (did you embroider it by hand?) as well as the side board. And your Star quilt does look intricate but it looks great so far. Keep up the good work ;).

Jess said...

I am so in love with your star quilt - that pattern has just moved way up my quilts I want to make list :o)

Patchwork and Play said...

Your new runner is lovely! I am so glad you finished it! I love adding embroidery to these types of things!

SameliasMum said...

I love your star quilt! Didn't you only just start it? Gosh you're powering along. It's going to look spectacular.

Cassie J said...

That table runner is so cute, I never thought about decorating my ...whatever that piece of furniture at my front door is! You have inspired me, maybe I will make one that says "Welcome"?
You're way too hard on yourself, the pics are great, and your sewing space is pretty tidy too :)

Elyte said...

You inherited a lovely sideboard. That would motivate me to finish the table runner too. Lovely work.
Hope that you all had a great Easter.

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

Cute runner. Lots of memories in those pieces of furniture.

Susan said...

Your table runner is amazing and the photos are great too! Love seeing corner of your sewing space.

Bree said...

love love love the sideboard and the star quilt. I have quie a bit of my grandparent's furniture and we love having it in our home. I think it helps too that our home is a post war home so it's all about the right size, whereas it might be too small for a more modern house.

good work on crossing off a WIP too!

Wendy B said...

Love seeing your 'space' Jess....and knowing other bloggers lives get in the way too!!! I just think.....Mess, not stress!!! LOL
Love your take on Jen's Oops-a-daisy and I feel your pain in all those inset seams...but oh, how beautiful it is! Glad to hear you're much better.....lotsa bugs getting around!
xo sugary hugs
Wendy :O)

Charlie and Wendy said...

Your new runner is gorgeous and those star blocks look amazing. I agree it is lovely to have things from our parents/grandparents! I haven't been able to leave comments on your blog recently, glad I could tonight!