Saturday, February 25, 2012

KEEPING BUSY

One morning I needed to do something easy, so I was looking through some boxes and saw the leftover pieces of charm squares from when I made my tumbler quilts.  I decided to sew the pieces together randomly and make a table runner and I got the top finished.


Another finish is "Amy's Choice" quilt from my Jo Morton class last year.  It's 22" square and the blocks in the middle finish at 3".




I even put on a label!

Some time in the past I bought this book of iron-on labels, but it wasn't until last November that I decided that I needed to get all my quilts labeled.   (I couldn't get this picture to go in straight - sorry).

 I had forgotten that I had the book, but came across it in my sewing closet.  You can iron on the same design more than once.  These are some of the ones that I haven't sewn onto quilts yet.  At first I embroidered on them and the one on the left has some embroidery.  But then I got the idea to use a colored gel pen.  I decided to finish the one on the left with the pen - a lot easier!  The others were done with gel pens too.  It's kind of fun!

Some labels have a blank to put in the name of the quilt and some don't.  I find it hard to come up with a name, so I usually use the name given by the designer.

This weekend I'm going to finish quilting Gone to Texas and maybe even bind it.  Yea!

Don't forget to comment if you want to get in my drawing (see last post).  I will be drawing a name on Feb. 29 at noon.

21 comments:

Janet O. said...

What a clever table runner from the leftover half-tumblers. I wish now that I had saved those pieces when I made a tumbler quilt, but I'm pretty sure I didn't. : (
Love that little Jo Morton quilt. So tiny--and you have done a beautiful job of it!
What pretty labels. I have started labeling, but nothing fancy like that. : )

Beth said...

What a great little runner with your tumbler left overs.
Your little blue quilt is so pretty. The pieced blocks look so perfect, and tiny pieces too. Great job.
I like your labels. I really need to label my quilts, I usually need to get them out the door and the label gets left off.
Maybe I should try and make that a part of finishing....if it isn't done without the label I would nevber finish a UFO. LOL

Karen said...

Your random left overs really make quite a nice piece. I probably would not have saved the pieces but I can see what a unique piece it makes.

Marsha said...

Your table runner is wonderful, I love all of the scrappy prints and the beautiful color combinations! Your Jo Morton quilt is beautiful, too. You did a great job!

---"Love" said...

Glad to know you are labeling now; those are cute labels too! I love the little quilt on your pretty blue chair! Also the scrappy table runner is a great idea! (I've been saving little tidbits of fabrics too; need to sew them together!) ---"Love"

Leanne said...

You have been busy, your table runner is beautiful. Love the quilt labels. Have a great weekend

Katie said...

Amy's Choice is beautiful! I love the colors and fabrics you've chosen. Your labels are great - are those extras for future projects or planned for finished but unlabelled quilts?

Michelle said...

Great idea to use up those tumbler leftovers! I love your Jo Morton mini too...great job!

JoAnne said...

Such a great idea for using your leftovers from your tumbler quilt, it's so cute. I love your Jo Morton quilt, the colors are gorgeous! You are in inspiration!

Betty Lou said...

Sweet little Jo Morton quilt, nice finish.

Randy D. said...

I love the little Jo Morton quilt! It's adorable. And good for you using up your leftovers!! Nice little table-runner!

quilt32 said...

Since I always save every little scrap, I love seeing projects that use them. A lovely runner from leftovers.
Lillian
lillianscupboard.wordpress.com

StitchinByTheLake said...

Love that Jo Morton quilt - her stuff is just awesome. blessings, marlene

Lori said...

What a terrific way to use up leftovers from another project.
Love your little quilt. You went to town and got it finished so quickly! The blocks are so tiny. I'm glad you mentioned what size they were.

~Bren~ said...

The table runner is darling and the Jo Morton quilt is beautiful! I love the colors and pattern, but I am a huge Jo Morton fan!
I just bought some labels for 60 cents a piece. I have made them in the past, but mine never turned out as nice looking as yours.

Betsy said...

Love your Amy's Choice!

Debbie Lou said...

Love your use it up table runner. I have some label fabric, but often print my own label onto fabric on my printer. Your little Jo Morton quilt is adorable. I'm into small quilts this year. Thanks for sharing.

Lesley said...

Your projects are wonderful! I especially love the Jo Morton quilt. Very sweet!

Ulla's Quilt World said...

Your quilts/crafts are so fantastic!
www.quiltworld2.blogspot.com
Hugs, Ulla (from Finland)

Jo said...

Love your little Amy's Choice and the colors you put together. Yea for labels! Those are some cute ones.

Lee Prairie Designs said...

Darling quilt...always fun to make a quilt with leftover fabric!

Good for you getting all of your quilts labeled....I need to attach some of mine too!

Carolyn :)