Monday, February 20, 2012

A Change of Pace

...is just what the doctor ordered. 
I could not face more pink and black triangles, so I turned to a little FMQ and finished, yes finished, my Easter Table Runner by Kim Diehl.
I simply copied what had been done on the original and I could not be more pleased with it.  Only took 2 1/2 years to complete, BUT it is my first UFO truly finished for 2012!

Since I am expecting (well, that is, my DD is expecting) to be doing a lot waiting in a hospital in the near future, I also prepped some handwork.
All the wool shapes are cut and over half the blocks are blanket stitched.
The rest are packed in my bag ready to head out when the call comes.

Hopefully, I will get back to those pink and black triangles later this week and finish up this months PG stocking.  2 out of 3 goals accomplished is not bad!

31 comments:

  1. My goodness!! Your table-runner looks absolutely wonderful! You did a great job on it even if it did take you a while, great work!!!!
    Love your wool applique blocks, they'll look great in a quilt!!!

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  2. Love, love, love it all!!

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  3. Your Easter Table runner is just GORGEOUS!!!! WOW! Just love it ! Just look at your blocks too ! You have been very productive ! Congrats ! You must be counting the days now waiting for the birth of your grandchild ! I am SO happy for you :-D

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  4. I admired your runner at the shop on Saturday - it's beautiful. It's been on my 'to do list' for over two years. :-)

    The wool blocks are fabulous.

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  5. Once we complete a project we forget how long it actually took to finish. It's like labor - remind yourself of that when you are in the hospital waiting. :) I love both your easter table runner and the wool applique. Great projects!!

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  6. The Kim Diehl tablerunner is wonderful, wonderful! Just right for spring.

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  7. Your runner is lovely and will be a wonderful Easter addition. Congratulations for finishing a UFO.

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  8. That table runner is gorgeous! Love the fmq.....sometimes what the designer came up with is just right, huh? It's a sweet pattern....I love little yo-yo's! :o)

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  9. Your table runner is wonderful. I love the yo-yos.

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  10. Love the table runner and congratulations.

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  11. Love your table runner...a great UFO to finish up just in time for spring!

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  12. Beautiful "SPRING" table runner. And a UFO--- finished is a plus!

    Love your wool applique blocks too. You always have the most inspirational projects featured on your blog posts.

    When is the due date? Such a special time for you and your family!

    Carolyn :)

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  13. YaY! On completing your first UFO of 2012. It is lovely!!

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  14. Love all your projects. I'm trying to finish up some projects myself. Hugs

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  15. Your Easter quilt is absolutely beautiful! The quilting really adds even more! Lovely work and congrats on the finish...I'm working on one from 2004 :-)
    Your blocks for the 'expecting event' will be both useful for helping the time pass and lovely in a quilt.
    Please come check out my blog...I have a giveaway going :-)

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  16. the table runner looks fabulous and the quilting really caught my eye~!~ hand or machine? it looks wonderful~!

    the wool project is gorgeous and has gotten me to wondering just when that baby will be joining the rest of the world?

    :-)
    libbyQ

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  17. Yea for a finish! Your Easter Runner is so darn cute! Beautiful job on your FMQ!!! Love it

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  18. Oh Cheryl, the table runner is wonderful, as is the quilting on it. Did you do that by hand? Is the runner a pattern in one of Kim's books, or is it a separate pattern? Your wool quilt blocks are lovely also.

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  19. Congratulations on a fantastic finish!

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  20. Love both of your projects! Youv'e done a lot of prep work (to me that's the worst part) you will have all of those blocks stitched up in no time!

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  21. Your Tablerunner turned out GORGEOUS Cheryl! It's well worth the wait of not rushing to complete. Just love your wool applique' blocks too! Smart idea to have a project set aside for "baby waiting" (grin)

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  22. Congrats on the UFO finish for 2012... just beautiful!
    Love the wool take-along. Ready to go!

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  23. I love this table runner, its one I have admired for a long time!
    love your fabric choices....congrats on a great finish....
    who cares how long it took you, its done and now you can enjoy it!
    Kathie

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  24. Oh Cheryl the table runner is so beautiful. It really is something special. Has your special family member arrived?

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  25. Hi, Cheryl. Lovely table runner--the quilting finishes it off to perfection. Also really liked your 1880s sampler quilt.
    best, nadia

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  26. Well done, it's the best bunny runner I've seen.

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  27. ;-) Just checking for news...

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  28. Your quilts/crafts are so fantastic! It's so nice to find other quilters all around the world!
    www.quiltworld2.blogspot.com
    Hugs, Ulla (from Finland)

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  29. Två underbara quiltar.
    Hälsningar Marianne

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