Hi. A UFO is now finished. Well, almost. I do have to sew down the hanging sleeve. Let me explain.
3 years ago, I started making Autumn Leaves table runners from The Quilt In A Day pattern. It was fun and fairly easy to make (a little challenging with all the pieces, but pretty when done). I finished a table runner for my table, and had fabric left for another, so I worked on them 2 years ago. Last year my friends at Lite Craft added fibre optic lights to 2 of them (one is in my store https://www.etsy.com/listing/85073438/autumn-leaves-lighted-table-runner ) and the other needs to be finished. I know!! Another UFO. Or UnFinished Object. I'll get to it. It just needs backing, the pocket for the battery pack, and binding.
Back to this one. I made the leaves, but couldn't find border fabric I wanted to use. I found it last year, but it was closer to Christmas, and it got pushed aside again. So, this year I was determined to finish it.
I listed it in my Etsy store. It measures 40" square, and I played with the quilting designs. I think it is cute! The leaves were quilted to look like veins. I used a creamy nylon thread, so it would blend a little, but still give accent to the colors behind it. I did feathers in the outside borders. I am practicing them constantly. I want to do something a little different on each quilt I do, so I did the feathers to meet in the corners, and overlap each other. It's fun to practice all the designs, and make them my own and make them different. I see improvement. I really want to work on some curvy feather plumes. They look so pretty. I'm waiting for the next top to speak to me so I can practice them. The skills that this take get better with practice. That's the fun part. But I still have to sew down the hanging sleeve. I can probably do it on the machine, if I'm careful. It's faster! Then it's ready to go. Thanks for reading!