Gifts complete!

It’s HARD to make presents for people with different tastes from your own. At least I think it is! Two table runners (for my grandmother-in-law and stepmother-in-law) down:

Table Runner

Table Runner 2

And one more (for my mother-in-law), with a matching set of place mats, to go. I had to interrupt and make a couple of blocks that are more “me” before I dive back in…

Beginnings of mini quilt

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  • Abby

    December 15, 2008 at 5:44 pm | Reply

    I really think I need a layout wall like yours. I think it will help me see where I’m going and I will be more motivated and finish things faster. Your gifts look great!

  • Carrie

    December 15, 2008 at 5:55 pm | Reply

    They will love them though.

  • Allison

    December 15, 2008 at 10:12 pm | Reply

    isn’t it hard to work on things when you “have” too? When I have gifts to make that aren’t my own taste, I seriously have to make myself sit down and sew. Wierd. But your table runners turned out cute. They look almost identical to the one I made for my mom in law, they must have the same taste!

  • MichelleB

    December 16, 2008 at 6:47 am | Reply

    Your runners are great – I’m sure they will be loved. Love your new blocks.

  • Sarah

    December 16, 2008 at 6:53 am | Reply

    I completely agree with you. I can hardly buy fabric that isn’t my style, but I’m trying to get better at it cause everyone has different tastes and that’s okay! I keep convincing myself about this…

  • amandajean

    December 16, 2008 at 8:35 am | Reply

    you did a great job on the runners! I agree, it IS hard to sew something for someone who has different tastes that you. in the end, though, it IS worth it.

  • Amy @ parkcitygirl

    December 16, 2008 at 9:40 am | Reply

    They look great – even if not quite your speed 🙂 They will love them and always think of you when they are in use.

  • terriaw

    December 16, 2008 at 7:50 pm | Reply

    Aw, wow, I love both of those table runners, but especially the first one. I have several sets of fabric ready for table runners but can’t seem to find the time to get to them with all the other projects, baking and shopping going on. Great job with these!

  • Claire

    December 17, 2008 at 2:15 am | Reply

    I just found your blog, I love your quilts and writing. What beautiful gifts that you are making.

  • Janis

    December 17, 2008 at 6:31 pm | Reply

    I agree, it is hard! You’ve done an excellent job though. However I like the “me” blocks much better, they are just gorgeous!

  • Rita

    December 18, 2008 at 9:10 am | Reply

    Hi! That fabric looks familiar! I met you last week buying fabric at Michael Levine’s, remember me? I wish that I had something to show already for my purchases, but I’m not as quick as you are…I just put it away last night.

    One question, is your design wall a piece of felt against the wall? Does the fabric just stick to it? Seems so obvious, but I never thought of that before!

    It was fun meeting someone from blogland in person!


    PS Your freehand quilting is really amazing!

  • jacquie

    December 19, 2008 at 3:26 pm | Reply

    i hate to admit it, but i have sooo much trouble with that…using fabric i don’t love or that isn’t my taste. though i am loving collaborating on that redwork quilt with my mom, it’s so not my thing so it’s hard to stay motivated. please don’t tell…makes me feel so guilty even typing it.

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