Monday, December 20, 2010

Good Intentions



Several years ago, I decided to whip up a table runner right before Christmas. I didn't want to spend too much time on it, so I just cut squares from my stash of Christmas fabric and quickly sewed them together into this. The backing was sewn on by machine and then instead of a binding, I just top-stitched all the way around the edges. I didn't quilt it because I didn't want to take the time. And now every year when I take it out, I say to myself, "I really should quilt this...maybe after Christmas when I put the decorations away." And of course, I never get around to it and it goes back in the box unquilted. And if I do quilt it, I'll need to be extra careful to avoid puckers since the edges are already finished.

Perhaps I should make it a New Year's resolution for 2011....

3 comments:

Jackie said...

Ha, ha!! I have to laugh at this, because this is totally something that I would do too. But at least you have a Christmas runner. Each year I say to myself, this will be the year I make a tree skirt and each year the tree comes down and I say next year will be the year!

karenfae said...

I have a similar experience with a tree skirt - I wanted a new one but didn't really have time so I quickly machine pieced Christmas colors of velvet on top of the old tree skirt - I never got an edging or binding put on it!! Each year I get it out for Christmas and think I really need to either finish this one or make a new one - maybe next year?
Karen
http://karensquilting.com/blog/

Needled Mom said...

I think we all have projects like that and we know we will never be happy until we do it right. lol

The fabrics are wonderful!