A few WIP’s and finishes

Happy Wednesday!  I have a few works in progress (WIP’s) to share and some finishes (woo hoo)!

I finished a table runner that I started last year.  I had wanted something small with a fall theme, so I came up with an easy project that also allowed me to play with my stencils.  You can find more information about stencils here and don’t forget there’s still a discount code (CRAFTYQUILT) for The Stencil Company that is good until October 19, 2016.

Fall Table Runner made by Julie Cefalu @ The Crafty Quilter

Fall Table Runner made by Julie Cefalu @ The Crafty Quilter

 

I used up a mini charm pack of Persimmon by Basic Grey for Moda and a few fat quarters.  I added the leftover charm squares to the backing and I like how it turned out.  You can really see the quilting on the back.

Fall Table Runner made by Julie Cefalu @ The Crafty Quilter

 

I added a flanged binding and I used a wonderful tutorial from Lorna at Sew Fresh Quilts.  This is a great way to add a little pop to your binding and it’s really easy to do!  Plus it’s done all by machine (no hand stitching).

Fall Table Runner made by Julie Cefalu @ The Crafty Quilter

 

I had some fat quarters left over from the same fabric line and I made fabric napkins out of them.  These were easy to do also, and a great way to use up extra fabric.  I used an awesome tutorial from Becky at Patchwork Posse.   I can see many more napkins in my future!

Fall Table Runner and napkins made by Julie Cefalu @ The Crafty Quilter

 

Did I show you the last Fig Tree Quarterly Box that I received?  It’s such a fun package to open and I’m finally getting around to using the contents.  I’m making a Mini Hugs quilt and the colors are beautiful and fall-like.  Here’s a little peak at what I’ve got going on with that box:

Fig Tree Quarterly Box

 

The other “quilt box” I have at home is just amazing and makes my heart flutter every time I look at it.  It’s the Portage Lake Block of the Month from Minick & Simpson.

Portage Lake BOM by Minick & Simpson

 

The Granary Quilt Shop (where I work and teach) is participating in this BOM and they just started releasing the monthly kits.  There are still a few spots left, if you’re interested (it’s a grab and go project).  Guess who gets to cut the fabric and make the kits?  Yes, it’s me.  I’m definitely in my happy place!

Portage Lake BOM by Minick & Simpson

Portage Lake BOM by Minick & Simpson

Portage Lake BOM by Minick & Simpson

So that’s how my quilting week is looking so far.  It’s so nice having a clean sewing space to work in.  It makes me wonder why I wait so long to clean it up!  Have a great day!

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About Julie Cefalu

Hello! I'm Julie and I love to quilt, craft, read, garden, hike and spend time with my family.

6 thoughts on “A few WIP’s and finishes

  1. Just recently came across your site. Love the machine quilting-stencil tips you’ve shared. I may have missed this — stitch length you use for machine quilting and thread choices. Can’t wait to see what future projects and tips you might share! Excellent work!

  2. I always enjoy your blog posts and seeing your projects. Beautiful table runner and lovely quilting design! I’ll have to try quilting with stencils.Thanks for sharing!

  3. I love your table runner…..simple design but stunning! (I’ve never used that word before!).
    Have a nice rest of the week 🙂

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