Thursday, December 6, 2012

Sewing, sewing, sewing . . .

Imagine that title sung to the tune of the Rawhide television show song; you know, "Rolling, rolling, rolling, keep those doggies rolling...."
You don't remember? Aww, take a peek, and leave it playing while you read!  (Whispering) Those of you that are checking blogs at work can either turn it way down low or leave it up --- you might get the beady eyes of your manager fixed upon you, or you might start an office sing-along . . . then you'll be known as the person that they simply MUST invite to all the parties, because you are so much fun......maybe you'd better play it at your own risk. I assume no liability here. (Wink)

Well, after a short delay to have some blog-hopping fun, I'm ready to show you my table runner -- almost finished!

But first, let me show you how I made it!

This is what I showed you before . . . lovely strips of fabric. For those of you who are going to ask, I'll beat you to the punch and tell you that I cut them 1.5 inches wide!

This is what I did with those:

Then I chopped 'em up!

And then I sewed 'em back together!  That's what we quilters do, right? Take perfectly good fabric, cut it up and then sew it back together! (Grin)
Here's an example of what I had then:

Aren't they cute? Now, what is in my devious little mind? How am I going to arrange these?

Hmmm . . .

Sorry about the wonky edge, there. Pay no attention . . . just like the wonderful wizard behind the curtain, pay no attention and everything will turn out OK in the end. (Don'tcha love obscure movie references?)

Something is amiss here, though. In addition to the wonkiness.
I'm going for "Scrappy."
I think instead I'm getting "Busy."
What to do?
Put in some blocks of solids, so the eye has a place to stop and rest and enjoy the pretty fabric.

Now we're getting somewhere!
Houston, we now have "Controlled Scrappy."

Then I placed some bars of fabric in between the scrappy sections, and got this:

The Force is with me, now. I'm liking how this looks!

It's my very own design. My own. My preciousssssss!

Here's the whole runner, sandwiched and ready to quilt:

I feel the need - the need for speed! I'm ready to quilt this puppy!

Next time we meet, I'll show you the finish!