Gnome tablerunner made and quilted by Beth Sellers of Cooking Up Quilts

You guys! I have a finish! 2020 finishes have been few and far between for me, so I’m extremely happy to have this one done. I knew as soon as I saw the pattern that I wanted to make a Gnome table runner. I told you in my last post that it was done, but I needed to do the binding. I wanted to use a black grunge for that but our local shop was out. I went with a solid black instead, and now I can check this cute little guy off my To Do list!

The back is a cute black polka dot fabric I had in my stash. I’m just really happy with the whole thing.

Gnome tablerunner made and quilted by Beth Sellers of Cooking Up Quilts

I also found time to sneak in one more paper-pieced log cabin block, so now I have a total of……..four! At this rate, I might have a finished wall-hanging about the middle of 2021. LOL They are such fun blocks to make. I ordered the foundation papers that Amy, our instructor, recommended and I got them a few days ago. The great thing about this paper is that it will stay in the project, so there’s no time consuming removing of the paper. Here it is in case you want to get some of your own:

Foundation Stuff for paper piecing

The other project I’m working on is the WVU quilt I’m making for hubby. I made 12 economy blocks that I’ll be using in a top and bottom border, but that’s as far as I’ve gotten. That project is on hold while I wait for a fabric order to be delivered. I’m still hopeful to have it finished in time to give to him for Christmas. Wish me luck!

I’ve been super busy working on quilting customer quilts so I can meet their Christmas deadlines. I recently finished an adorable snowman wall hanging. Just look at this:

Let it Snow wall hanging quilted by Beth Sellers of Cooking Up Quilts

Actually, I had two of these to quilt. These were made by two sisters, so when they give me something to quilt they always give me two. I think it’s wonderful that they sew together and that they make the same quilts. I had a lot of fun with the quilting. The block I had the most fun with is this little igloo block.

Let it Snow wall hanging quilted by Beth Sellers of Cooking Up Quilts

Stitching those little blocks on the igloo just brought it to life, and they were fun to do. I’ll admit I was a little nervous about doing them. But then I took a deep breath and just jumped in. I mean, what’s the worst that could happen? If they don’t look good then I would have to do a little picking out of stitches — not my favorite thing, but not the end of the world. Luckily, they look great and I didn’t have to pick stitches!

It’s a little easier to see the stitching on the back of the quilt, so I snapped a pic of the back.

Let it Snow wall hanging quilted by Beth Sellers of Cooking Up Quilts

The last customer quilt I’m going to share today is this cute panel quilt from Gusta. Those dino’s are adorable! Gusta asked for an edge-to-edge design, so I used a panto called Dino Swamp. It is perfect for this quilt. I tried to get a close-up of the quilting, but the thread blends so well it made it too difficult to see.

Dinosaur quilting by Beth Sellers of Cooking Up Quilts

Last week we had a snowstorm. It’s the first decent amount of snow we’ve had in a long while so it was fun to see it coming down. This picture is looking out the door in my sunroom where I do my longarming. A few days ago we were sitting out on the deck, so the cushions haven’t been put away for the winter yet. Now that they’ve been snowed on, I guess we better get in gear and get them packed away!

Snow day!

The snow didn’t last long and it has all melted away. Oh well, it was fun while it lasted!

I hope you all have a wonderful week and get to spend some time making!