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Friday- Finishes and Almost Finished

Happy Friday!

This has been a super busy sewing week for me. When time permits I try to make seasonal table runners for my daughter and daughter-in-law. I’ll be seeing them soon so I got busy!

I love the simplicity of the Ohio Star Quilt Block. I used Fig Tree’s All Hallows Eve fabric to make the 16 x 40 inch table runner. I added a small machined appliqued pumpkin with the text Live Love Laugh to the center of each block —

Ohio Star embroidery
Ohio Star Pumpkin

I made matching placemats. Two of the mats I built a courthouse quilt block around the embroidery, the other two I added a simple border alongside the embroidery.

Pumpkin Embroidery
Pumpkin Placemats

Using V&Co metallic confetti fabric in black and white I made a simple 17 x 41 inch pumpkin table runner with the text – Blessed, Grateful, Thankful embroidered to the center of each block.

pumpkin embroidery
pumpkin tbl runner

I made another table runner using the maple leaf quilt block. I was inspired by the pattern Pressed Leaves from the McCalls Quilting Sept/October 2015 magazine designed by Tonya Alexander. I modified the pattern to use a charm pack to make a larger leaf block. No surprise I made a matching placemat!

My daughter’s best friend had a baby girl this week. I started a quilt for baby Bella using Jordan Fabrics shooting star quilt pattern.

Using the Scan N Cut DX, I was able to quickly cut my confetti dots fat quarters into 5 inch squares. I opted to go with a piano key board border.

Shooting stars wip
Shooting Stars WIP

Happy Sewing — and have a wonderful weekend!

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15 thoughts on “Friday- Finishes and Almost Finished

  1. All of your projects are so pretty, but I especially like that leaf runner with the text background. What fun!

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  2. Vicki in MN on said:

    OMG just stop with all the cuteness!!!!!!!! Just kidding, I am enjoying all your sweet projects:)

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  3. Hi Karla! What a great post of fabulousness. Each picture is cuter than the next. I just LOVE the Ohio Star runner. I need to PIN and make that one – who doesn’t love Live, Love, Laugh?! Your daughter and daughter-in-law are very lucky. As is sweet little Bella and her new quilt. I love those fabrics and especially the piano key border. ~smile~ Roseanne

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  4. dezertsuz on said:

    Wow, even for you, that was an amazing week! You get so much done, and I love every bit of it. Thanks for linking that pattern.

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  5. lindaglovinghome on said:

    Beautiful work….love it..your finishing details are great. Love itπŸŒΉπŸπŸ‚

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  6. I am super behind in catching up with the blogs I love following. Oh my you have been up to a lot! Those are some awesome table runners! I really love the one with the leaves and the newsprint like background fabric! Your baby quilt in progress is coming along nicely! πŸ™‚

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    • Hi Tierney, so good to hear from you–It’s taken two years for me to get comfortable here and finally have met others who share my love of making quilted home dec items. I’ve been keeping up with you and happy to see that you are doing well in Colorado!


  7. Jocelyn Thurston on said:

    Hi Karla, you have been busy and have lovely projects to show for your efforts. I remembered that I have that line of fabrics-divided them into their colours , so forgot about them. I’m trying to think of a fall project and just loved seeing your pumpkins. I need to make a decision soon. πŸ™‚

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