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.


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.


  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"

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

  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!


  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.

  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!

  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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