In the heat of the day and a bit after dark, I've been spending some time in my quilt room.
A new quilted runner with a summer time motif was needed for the top of our coffee table in the living room. I had some sunflower fabric that I thought might work.
I chose to use the block called "Salt Lake City" with a couple of borders around the blocks. I hoped the sunflower fabric accented with a green, gold and black would be summer-ish. This picture above and the one down below sadly doesn't show the true colors. The gold looks orange and it makes the whole thing look more Halloween-like, I think. You'll have to trust me when I say it looks better in person.
Still and all, this runner is more appropriate to the season than the one I've previously used there.
I think I mentioned some time back that I "found" three or four quilt tops I had made of baby quilt size and was bound and determined to get them finished.
This is the first one I've finished. The block I used on this one is "Crocket Cabin" and the quilt measures about 41" square.
This shows the fabric I used as the backing. All of the fabrics except for the large yellow squares were 30's fabrics from my stash.
I machine quilted it with straight line stitching. It was pretty easy except for trying to keep the lines . . . well, straight.
Feels good to be getting some of these old projects finished and to take the time to work on some new ones. The bonus is that I get so much enjoyment out of quilting!
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