Thursday, July 29, 2010

Done!

In my mind, this table runner is done 11 months ahead of schedule.
It's not wonky like it looks. The ground is a bit uneven. I have horrible problems getting true colors with photos taken indoors but I do need to find an alternative to the ground.

I actually started this on the 4th of July and realized that the kit didn't have backing fabric and I didn't already own something I liked. I finally made it to working on the binding last week. It's now hanging in the closet.

I sure love finishing projects ahead of schedule!

43 comments:

Dot said...

Ha ha! I LOVE that you decided to start this on the 4th of July! Sounds like just the thing I would do. I don't know how many Christmas projects I decided to start the day before Christmas. Oh well, as you say, now you are prepared 11 mths early. ;o)

Oh and I must say.... I just LOVE it! What a gorgeous, gorgeous runner. I love 4th of July quilty projects. Pity we don't have such a thing here in Australia. Actually, makes me think we could just as easily do something similar for Australia Day (26th Jan). Yeah, now you've got me thinking. Might have to hold off until the 25th Jan though, when I'm sure inspiration will strike. ;o)

Abby said...

Looks great! I like your strategy for finishing holiday projects. Even Christmas in July is a little too late for me!

Pat said...

That is a SUPER-looking runner!

Margaret said...

It's gorgeous! The colors are wonderful. Maybe you could put a sheet under the piece so it's not directly on the ground? I know what you mean about getting accurate colors in a picture. It's really hard!

Theresa said...

This is awesome!!!!! Now you are well prepared for July 4 next year~~~

Carol said...

I love it Jackie, very nice! And your grass...it's green!

Dee said...

Very cute --- you could probably put it out for Flag Day, Memorial Day, Labor Day ..... lots of good uses!

Linda said...

This early finish means you also have 11 months to plan the party to go with the table runner! Count me in!

Cari said...

Don't you love being ahead....Me too!! Love your table runner...It's way cute... Hugs

Lori said...

Way to go! I love this with the big stars in the center like that and even if it was wonky, I'd like that too. I'm a wonky kind of girl!

Barb said...

Jackie...nothing like getting a head start (ha!). Looks wonderful.

QuiltSue said...

Ahead of schedule must be great - not a feeling I am familiar with I must admit.

Brigitte said...

Ahead of schedule is always good, lol. It's a great finish and you will enjoy putting it on your table next year.

Annie said...

That's a gorgeous finish. You can never be too early for piece like that! I wouldn't wait a whole year to show it off.

Lee said...

It looks great Jackie! And still plenty usable for the rest of the summer. Nice job!

Heidi said...

Oh my gosh! That is just sooooo adorable. Great job!!!

Hugs from Holland ~
Heidi

Tonya's Sewing Room said...

purty and ahead of schedule, wow Jackie, i'm impressed.......and the runner is lovelerly......yes....that is a word

Beth said...

Love the binding!!

Susan said...

I love it...especially the bias stripe binding!

Sharlotte said...

I absolutely love this Jackie! I think there are a lot of kits that don't have the backing and the binding. If it's a matter of cost, why don't they just add the difference in price and include the fabric? Seems like a no-brainer to me.

Simone de Klerk said...

Now that's what I call way ahead on schedule! Very pretty stars!
Maybe try making the pictures on your outside table. That is what I do.

Nancy said...

I love this, and won't it be fun to use next 4th of July! I think your photo is just beautiful. And, what a good attitude you have too!

Mandi (a.k.a MissMandiGirl) said...

So pretty! Great job!

Sherri said...

Wow, beautiful runner. Wish I could finish things that far ahead :) I know you'll enjoy it for years to come.

Tammy said...

Just beautiful - I love the fabrics you used. Great finish!!

yarnjourney said...

Great runner! Looks like it was fun to make. I think you will have lots of opportunities to use it.

Mylene said...

A beautiful finish, great job!!

Micki said...

This is a bright, cheery table runner. I love pattern, and it is great that you have it ready for next year!
Micki

Littlebit said...

Oh, Jackie..it's beautiful!

Robin (rsislandcrafts) said...

Beautiful runner! I like wonkier looking stars that look like the ones we used to draw when we were in school. Plus, they don't have to be "perfect" and they still look great.

Daffycat said...

That is really lovely, Jackie! Won't your table look super next July?

Lois said...

It's gorgeous and just think how well ahead you are for next year!

I find my photographs often come up the strangest shades at times especially when I'm taking pics of needlework fabric.

Carol said...

Hi Jackie! Just got back from the beach and am attempting to get caught up on my favorite blogs :)

Your patriotic table runner is great. I would use it this month, too--it is too pretty to store away for another year :)

Kim D. said...

Love it, head start on next year I'm going to use that one. LOL Very cute wall hanging.

woolwoman said...

Hey jackie - you've got Labor day coming up in a month - another patriotic holiday that you might can display your awesome runner. It turned out great! Enjoy it - Mel

imquilternity said...

I love it! And the striped binding is inspired!

Teresa said...

Nice table runner and what a pleasure it will be next year to use during the summer. I like to put my stars and stripes out in early June and there they stay until Labor Day.

Tam said...

Great "early" finish Jackie....very nice table runner indeed!

Linda said...

Oh, this is so cute. I think it's great that you started working on it the 4th of July. Didn't it make you feel more patriotic? It looks great and yes, you are 11 months ahead for next year! Good job.

Thelma said...

I love your attitude AND the table runner! That binding really sets the tone for the whole top. It just screams fun and summer to me! Great job!

Candace said...

Very cute, Jackie! I love how far ahead you're planning ;>) What about using it on Memorial Day, too?
Cheers!

Suzanne said...

I love your table runner.

Colleen Greene said...

Really really beautiful!

Colleen Greene
- Made by Colleen