Fresh Flowers Table Runner ~ FINISHED!

I used a self-binding miter corner technique from Eleanor Burns Quilt-In-A-Day show, but can’t find an on-line video for her version.  It worked very well, and I love how the corners look finished.  Not perfect by any means, but they are done, LOL!

I am ‘sew’ excited to have this finished!!!!

::Table Runner Stats::

Made For: Ms. E and Ms. V’s room

Fabric: Fresh Flowers by Deb Strain for Moda, scraps left from jelly roll used for Ms. E’s quilt, yellow calico and white used for corners is yardage from Joann’s.

Batting: layer of Warm & Natural, also left over from Ms. E’s quilt

Size: 13″ by 36″

Dates: Started May 2011 and Finished July 2011 {this must be some sort of record, LOL}

Design: Liberated Wedding Rings paper piecing; I used Anita’s tutorial at her Bloomin’ Workshop blog

Kimberlee, Thank you for visiting!

Linking up with:

Fabric Tuesday at Quilt Story

Take-A-Look Tuesday at Sugar Bee Crafts

Tuesday Time-Out Link Party at Skip the Housework

WIP ~ July 8th, 2011

Officially finished = quilted, washed and in use!

Ms. E’s Fresh Flowers quilt.

I used embroidery floss I had on-hand to tie this quilt.  I had plans to do some machine quilting, and then decided finishing was more important.  214 knots later… Ms. E is in L-O-V-E!

This quilt has already gone through the wash several times since she is carrying it around the house with her.  Amazingly the knots have stayed in.  I was really unsure if they would or ‘knot’.  It is very neat that they are staying in so well. 

Quilt Stats:

Name: Ms. E’s Fresh Flowers Brick Quilt

Made For: Ms. E, formerly known as Ms. Diva

Fabric: Fresh Flowers by Deb Strain for Moda; backing was a Moda Print from LQS; Yellow Ruffle, premade ‘ribbon’ from Hobby Lobby sold by the yard; Orange End Ruffle, material off bolt at Hobby Lobby, pinned and sewn.

Batting: Warm and Natural off the Bolt

Size: 34” by 40” or ‘sew’

Quilting: Hand tied with embroidery floss

Dates: Start: Jan 2011; Finished: June 2011

Pattern: by Kimberlee

~ Works In Progress ~

Postage Stamp Quilt; on hold and fabrics being used now for the Rockin Robin Quilt Along.

Rockin Robin Quilt Along; fabrics choosen {see Postage Stamp Quilt link above}

Sugar Pop HSTs; 40 charms pieced with gray, cut, and ready to press and trim.

‘Lovely’ Quilt for me; 2 of 12 cabin blocks done, next cabin block laid out and ready to sew.

Ms. V’s Fresh Flowers Quilt; have plan, next step… start cutting.

This is going to be a quilt as I go project.  So I need to cut 15 squares of batting, backing and top fabric to get this quilt started.

Skill Builder Quilt Along; selected fabrics, need to piece together the first three blocks.


This is going to be a fun Christmas quilt, for ‘I’m don’t know yet’ {LOL!}

Summer Sampler Series; picked fabrics to get started with, but will be adding more to balance out the ‘values’; waiting for first post on the 11th {not behind on this one… yet} ~ This will be donated as part of the 100 Quilts for Kids campaign.


Ready, Set, Snow Snowball Tablerunner; have a plan, need to start piecing

Puppy Quilt; still need to baste and quilt

Fresh Flowers Liberated Wedding Rings Tablerunner; quilted, need to get the iron out and get the binding completed.

And that should wrap up my WIP update.  I was hoping to make more progress on this list over the weekend, but I got several Kitchen Valances completed for Mom instead.  Since these had been on the back burner for a while, it feels really good to have these off my plate.  Thank you Lord for my serger!!!  It certainly makes creating curtains ‘sew’ much faster.

Kimberlee, Thank you for visiting!

Linking up with:

WIP at Freshly Pieced

Not ‘sew’ much sewing…

Mr. SD and I took a lazy weekend… I didn’t get the laundry done until late Sunday, didn’t clean the house till late Sunday, and we didn’t do anything outside {zip, zilch, nada}.  That laziness extended to my sewing goals for the weekend.

I did pull out Miss Diva’s Fresh Flowers Quilt for some more hand knotting.  There is still about one third of that quilt that needs more knots.  I do have Baby Diva’s Fresh Flowers Quilt planned, but haven’t started cutting into the yardage I recently purchased from the Fat Quarter Shop.  Just what I need, LOL, another WIP {Work In Progress}.

I did find a place to use the blocks I created using the Liberated Wedding Rings tutorial at Bloomin’ Workshop.  They are going to become a table runner for the girls’ dresser to help tie in the Fresh Flowers fabrics from their quilts.  So… at least I found a ‘home’ for one of my current homeless projects, LOL!

I got that layered and ready to baste.  I am planning on machine quilting the runner with my new walking foot.  I got all the paper removed from the backs of the strip pieced pieces.  Boy, I am never using printer paper again.  That was a pain in the you-know-where.  I definitely see why people would buy dissolving printable paper to use for paper piecing.

Liberated Wedding Ring Blocks with Paper Removed

Here is the quilt ‘sandwich’…

I even have enough left over bating to make another table runner of the same size.  The batting I used is the leftovers from Ms. Diva’s Fresh Flowers Quilt.  Definitely worthy buying a full two yards.

And here is my ‘sandwich’ rolled up for safe keeping until my next spare moment to baste it.  If I break projects into steps, I seem to get more of them done, since I am working for short periods of time while the kiddos are either napping, eating, or playing peacefully.  This is one UFO {Unfinished Object} that I can’t wait to finish and put to use in the girls room.


Do you have UFOs that you are working to finish up this summer?  Link up at the Finish It Up!Flickr group, hosted by Fashioned by Meg.   I am working on getting my list sorted out, and posted with links for all my ‘pending’ projects.  This is a fun way of figuring out when/how much you really have going on in the sewing room.


Kimberlee, Thank you for visiting!

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~ About Me ~

I'm Kimberlee, the owner/creater of 'The Spunky Diva'. Here is a little about me... In addition to my love of blogging I adore all crafts, sewing, quilting, improving my non-existent cooking skills, and playing with my two girls. We have a 'collection' of animals around the place to keep us busy; two 'huge' dogs, a cat, kittens, several horses, and assorted wildlife. We live east of Austin, Texas, in the middle of farm country. Here at 'The Spunky Diva' blog I get to share daily life moments, fun crafts, sewing and quilting progress/finishes, and brag about my 'Babies'. Thank you for visiting and sharing some of your day with me!


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