10/19/14

Slow Sunday Stitching: Phew! A Phinish!

This might go down on record as the quickest quilt from start to finish that I've made. What can I say? I wanted a fall table runner and so here it is:


I'm calling this quilt "Leafpeeping". Here's how it looks from the back:


Yesterday I had taken it to the slow stitching phase, and this morning I sat and stitched the whole binding all 222 inches of it. This quilt measures 88-1/2 x 22-1/5 inches.


Now it is fulfilling its destiny as a runner for my table. 


This is my "Let's Book It" project for the month.


It's the "Leaves" project from this book by Kim Schaefer:


This book was purchased on our trip this past month while I was visiting a quilt shop in Wisconsin, so it didn't sit on the shelf too long before I actually made a project from it.

For today, I'm linking up to Slow Sunday Stitching.



16 comments from clever and witty friends:

quiltzyx said...

Love Leafpeeping! The colors are wonderful & your FMQ is just the right compliment. Not to mention how terrific it looks on your table...!!

Lynda Halliger Otvos (Lynda M O) said...

Turned out superb, Barb !~! Jolly well done. The backing fabric shines brightly and is a huge compliment to the front. Congrats on Let's Book It finish; it's a gem.

Tami C said...

Your Leaves table runner really turned out nice!

Vroomans' Quilts said...

That's one long runner!! It looks fantastic and makes a great Fall decor.

Kate said...

Congrats on the finish. It looks very snazzy there on your table.

SewCalGal said...

Hi heard the fireworks go off. Love celebrating finishes and this one is gorgeous. Great free-motion quilting too!

SewCalGal
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Lisa J. said...

That's a very striking runner. Beautiful colours and shapes. It must have been relaxing doing all that hand quilting.

Michele said...

Very, very nice and it is great that it will work for the entire fall season.

liniecat said...

Smashing fabric on the back too : )

Marlene said...

WOW a fantastic finish. That is a big table runner that looks great on your table. Like how you quilted it. Well done.

CathieJ said...

Leaf Peeping is beautiful. It is so graphic.

Quilter Kathy said...

Fantastic finish!
Love the photo of the binding... very cool!

Brown Family said...

Very pretty! It always feels good to finish a project!

France Nadeau ❅ inspiration imagination creation said...

Beautiful! I like how you've quilted the leaves.

Heide said...

Beautiful....Love those leaves.

Marcy said...

Wonderful table runner. Great colors and neat border.