A New Project Start

Hello Everyone! I hope you are enjoying this Memorial Day weekend (for my US readers). Please take some time this weekend to think about those who have served our country and paid with their lives. Our weather has been showery and cool, but tomorrow is supposed to be nice. We are planning to visit a local flag display and do something yet to be determined when it will be sunny and warmer. In the mean time, it’s been a good time to work on my new project.

First though, I started 5 new blocks for County Fair and got all the cornerstones made for the sashing.

County Fair pieces

There are 42 9-patch 3 1/2″ squares here. The rest of the sashing is made but not cut. I’ll wait to cut until I measure a good selection of the blocks to see if I have to make any adjustments to the length of each sashed piece.

I really needed to start something new and as I changed my quilts from Spring to Patriotic earlier this week, I new I needed a new table runner for my island. I went through my patterns and found the Chandelier Mini Table Runner by Lella Boutique. I got the picture from Vanessa Goertzen’s blog and I must have gotten it as a free download and it looks like it is still for free.

I wanted to use some of my Bonnie and Camille fabrics, so I pulled out the green cube where I keep them all. They were such a mess. I needed to take an afternoon to clean that cube out before I could pull fabrics.

This is how much fabric I had jammed into that 10″ x 10″ x10″ cube! There is some yardage, but mostly leftover pieces of fat quarters and layer cakes. I also have a layer cake of Smitten that I have only pulled a few squares from over the past couple of years. I decided to still leave that together, but the partial layer cake fabrics I had bundled together all got separated and sorted by color.

Next I pulled out the fabrics for the table runner, mostly reds and a few navies.

Instead of squishing it back into the cube, I emptied another container and put the folded fabrics in it and the yardage and pre-cuts went back into the cube. Next time I’m at Target, I’ll pick up a container with a lid for the folded fabric.

I pulled some blues from Minick and Simpson’s Mackinac Island fabric from last summer and added a few others to get the number needed. The background dot fabric is from Fig Tree’s Catalina Island fabric line.

I’ll be working on the table runner while also finishing the County Fair blocks this week. I might even try to squeeze in a few cross stitch finishes, too. We’ll have to see what the week’s activities are going to be. I hope you have a great week and thanks for stopping by.

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