Sunday, February 19, 2012

Fug Runner And a New Star

  Yesterday's Fugly Post  I showed the Fugly Fabric I won from In the Boon Docks and I showed how I had chopped it up into strips for a quilt.  No the strips were not created to be used in this Runner but this runner was the leftover scraps from the quilt top that I made.  Below you can see the quilt top I made it is finished.  I still need to cut the back, Quilt and Bind it, but the top is finished. Being the crazy quilter that I have become, I needed to have a Finish so I created this runner.  It will either go under the plants that I have on my desk at work (moving offices next week, so depends if it fits on the new desk where I am thinking) or it will go on top the washing machine to set all the crap that gathers.


 If you look at the top of the picture on the right or the bottom of the picture on the left those bunched up lines are the tops of all the blocks I made for the quilt top that I cut off to square up my 12 1/2 inch blocks.  And all the stuff on the bottom or top of picture on the left is the odd edges left over when I cut the 3 1/2 inch strips from my Fugly fat quarters.
 If you look too close at the back, you will see that  not even one of my straightt lines are straight.  Remind me that any important quilting should not be done at 11:45 at night as I can' sew straight when my eyes are half closed.  On a good not,e my binding looks FANTASTIC.  I have totally got the binding thing down.  I ordered a 1/4 inch foot today and a new walking foot (I refuse to use the one I have, as it gets jammed and stuck and makes too much noise for me to watch TV haha).

The new foot that I ordered has the ability to connect a seam guide, which I also ordered so that I can attempt to sew straight-er quilt lines in the future.
 The quilt top here on the right you can see the sash on the bottom the top also has one, I sorta stuffed it into the top of the cupboards to take the picture.  This quilt idea was taken from a picture my wife saw of a quilt made out of a layer cake.  She had me get a huge fat quarter bundle last week with the $50 I won from The Fat Quarter Shop and wants a quilt made that looks like this also.  So when she saw the fugly quilt she knew exactly what I was going to make.
Last, but not least, I got the first block swap block today I joined the http://quiltingblockswapsaustralia.blogspot.com/ which is a 12 1/2 inch block swap.  My first partner Ank from The Netherlands sent me this block.  She sent me a email after saying she did not like the block she sent me and will be sending me another.  If this she considers bad, I want to see what wonderful looks like because I love the block.  Rebecca came and grabbed it screaming MINE! so I think it passes her muster too, you can't see the color well but its purple and other pastels on a white background.  I can't seem to get good lighting today to take pictures.  It is way past bed time, so will see all the happy quilters in the morning.  Night!

Linking too.
http://piecefullife-elizabeth.blogspot.com
http://emsewandsew.blogspot.com
http://sewhappygeek.co.uk
http://conniekresin.blogspot.com
http://gapquilter.blogspot.com.au
http://piecefullife-elizabeth.blogspot.com


16 comments:

KaHolly said...

You are a sewing 'machine'!! Love what you did with the fugly fabric. It's not so fugly anymore!!

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

looking good Richard...I like the fugly fabric

Tiffany said...

Very nice quilt top! Nice finish on the runner. Isn't it nice to increase your skill in something, like your binding?? :D

Kim said...

You are far too hard on yourself. I love the table runner, it looks fantastic - and no one else will notice the little things that bug you the most!

cq4fun said...

That is a perfect quilt pattern for such boldly graphic fabrics (which I still don't think are ugly!), and the runner was a great bonus, not to mention a finish. Are you spending every hour of every day and half the night sewing? LOL You know, SOME people plan straight lines that aren't straight! At least you are machine quilting, and I still haven't tried one single lesson from the online quilting project yet!

cq4fun said...

Oh, that commenting went much better! Thank you for the adjustment!

Elizabeth said...

I love the colors in that runner! You did a great, scrappy job, and your quilting is good too!

I also really like your quilt top.

The block you got from your swap partner is really beautiful!

Thank you for linking up!

xo -E

elizabeth said...

I really like your table runner : )

Krista said...

hey now, for some fugly fabric you sure turned it into some cool projects! i love the table runner. great job!

Connie said...

You turned fugly fabric into something great!

Quilter in the Gap said...

I agree with the other commenters. I think this looks amazing.

M-R said...

Another finish? Wow, great job with that fugly, Richard. It looks great!

Heather said...

Love the runner and the quilt top, too. I don't know how you get so much done!

MC said...

I've never had any luck using the seam guide on my walking foot. If anything, I ended up with lines that were more crooked and ended up switching to masking tape as a guide. You'll have to let us know how it works out!

Lisa said...

I am so excited by your table runner and quilt you made out of my fuglys. You made them look so good. Glad I saved two bundles, now I know what to do with them. Thank you for the inspiration. I want to try a link I think so others see what you did with them. Ok with you?

selfsewn said...

I really like it!!

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