Monday, March 28, 2011

Desing Wall Monday

Here is a finished table runner. I practiced with a different stitch in each star. I liked it and think I have enough material to make another one. I am going to give this one to a coworker, just for fun. I will share that on this quilt, I made a huge mistake. I found near the end of quilting it that I was 6 inches short on the backing. So off the frame, added more fabric, back on the frame to finish the last row. I laughed so hard and my poor measuring skill!!

More Civil War Diary quilt blocks. This one was easy and cute,

a rail fence was a little treat,

this one has over 60 pieces in it but is so pretty,

love the fabric collection in this one,

classic pinwheel and the points are pretty good,

and the tiny squares went fast. I have 30 blocks left to go.

This has been a week of challenges. We had no working plumbing in the kitchen. The plumber that came couldn't fix it without re plumbing it for $1200 that we didn't have. So my husband did it. I was thrilled. For $50 and a Saturday, now it works better than ever. DS was the assistant and learned about plumbing. I have a clean kitchen and house now! Ah, the challenges of living in a 100 year old house.

To celebrate our little victory, DH and I went and saw Fiddler on The Roof at the Old Town Playhouse. OK, we had tickets purchased prior to the kitchen problems. It was the best play I had ever! I love this story but the acting and singing was great! A wonderful date night.


Chris said...

I love all your blocks. Good thing you were able to add the piece of backing fabric to finish your runner. :)

AnnieO said...

Wow, look at all those great blocks! That was a lot of cutting :)

MATH isn't my strong point either...

Congrats on brand new plumbing on the cheap and a fun date night!

Diane said...

Great table runner! Good thing your hubby is handy and willing!

Julie Kaye from KS said...

That table runner is great. And I love seeing all of your civil war blocks.
There is so much satisfaction in doing something yourself that would have cost a fortune otherwise.

Gari said...

Wow, you really got a lot done. And, I have done the "too little backing" thing, too. I think it is part of the life of quilting.

Amy said...

Your tablerunner looks great. Nice job on the machine quilting. Sorry about your plumbing problems but it sounds like your husband did a fabulous job getting it back up again. We had major plumbing problems a couple of years ago. Gives you real appreciation for running water.

Alycia said...

Love your blocks. Don't you hate it when the math doesn't add up?