Monday, July 22, 2013

Regaining momentum

Parliament Hill, Ottawa, CanadaJust before we left on vacation, I was making good progress quilting the blue Kyoto Gardens.  We had a lovely vacation in Ottawa (Canada’s capital) enjoying the sights, letting the kids soak in Canadian history, and reconnecting with some family and friends.  I had a wonderful trip but by the time I came back I had lost all my quilting momentum.

Most of last week was spent feeling I should be finishing up Kyoto Gardens but not actually doing so.  I didn’t work on anything else either, since I should have been working on Kyoto Gardens.  On Friday I realized I had a gift to make so started in on a table runner, and that was OK, because it has a deadline so I could neglect the other.  I regained a bit of momentum and finished the top last night.

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Wide orange runner 3

It’s a repeat of one I designed a couple of years ago in orange/red/yellow to use up extra flying geese units. This weekend’s version is in colours that will go with the recipients’ home décor, but I think this design would work in pretty much any colour scheme.  I may need to try this I Christmas fabrics… but first I need to get the brown and blue one quilted and sent off to its new home.

6 comments:

  1. I like! Sounds like me --- keeping on putting off finishing stuff from times long gone, but I'm determined to finish, and I know you are too! ---"Love"

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  2. Very pretty. I just love the peeks of blue in the geese units.

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  3. When it is time for you to finish Kyoto Gardens, you will just sit down and do it! That happens to me alot, LOL!

    Liri

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  4. Sounds like you had a wonderful vacation and just needed a little break from quilting too. Nothing wrong with that. Love the table runners.

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  5. Everyone needs a break once in a while. The brown and blue table runner is very nice and with a deadline, a great way to get back into sewing. I was the same way with my last vacation, except it was just before leaving. Once I got home, I had things that needed to be done before the next trip and now I've been sewing instead of blogging. Gotta get that caught up now!

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  6. I'd like to visit Canada - all my grandmother's sisters married Canadians and settled there after WWI. Great design for the tale runner - you can easily adjust the length too. Nice colour ways in both.

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