Monday, October 31, 2011

Emptying the Cupboard II

Back when I worked at the most amazing shop on earth, I ordered this fabric. Avignon by American Jane for Moda. I started this sample, the whole bolt of red focus fabric sold, and I lost momentum. I was using a pattern from this book and had even sewn most of the left over odd shaped triangles together for the edging. 

It went into the cupboard and never came out again  
Fast forward two years.....Out comes the project. I realize there is not enough of anything to finish this project, and I'm determined to finish it without spending any more money. After a panic, a cup of   coffee and messing a bit carefully planning, I found some blue kona in my stash, unpicked all those triangles and set them on their sides, then used the kona for the corner blocks and backing. What looks like a wide binding is actually the backing wrapped to the front and the corners mitered. 
Since it will be used as a tablecloth, I didn't use batting. After sewing it together I hand quilted some of the hexagons with a size 5 variegated pearl thread.
Whew! Done, just in time for a picnic before the weather changes!


  1. Oh my Corinnea! that is GOR-GOUS!!!! Yes, that is a word! I love it. So glad you are getting back into your creations half finished. You NEED to be doing your creating, it makes my world a better place.

    I think I've been up too early and had too much coffee. love you....

  2. This is great! Isn't it just the best feeling when you finish something - especially something you'd all but given up on?

  3. Hey that looks fab! Way to go on getting UFO's completed! If only I could get on that bandwagon...UGH!

    Love those huge hexi's! Enjoy your picnic, we've got forecast for snow mixed with rain tomorrow. For the first time I'm not happy about it since I'm trying to fly out to Seattle that morning! Wish we could talk, there are SO MANY HUGE changes going on here! It's crazy, crazy, crazy!

    SHare pic's of your picnic! ;-)

  4. love it! love that it is done!! haha

  5. That is so beautiful. You are amazing with a needle and thread.

  6. love it corinnea! It's SO picnic perfect!

  7. It turned out really pretty! Cool that you hand quilted it too. Very nice!


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