Sunday, October 17, 2021

The Holly Bazaar Sweatshop is Humming

You know that feeling when you've spent a little too much time at the machine? The one where your shoulder blades feel that they might be knitted together? Well, I've got it. 

The pedal has been to the metal for the last couple of weeks so that I could get a bundle of runners for the Holly Bazaar off to Roberta for quilting. In the past, I've quilted most of the runners that I make for the craft table but last year I had her do one for me. I'm pretty sure it helped increase the price that they charged for it just a titch, so I decided to have her quilt more of them this year. Every cent that they can raise helps, and Roberta does such a beautiful job with the quilting that it's a no-brainer. Not sure why I didn't think of it sooner.

I set a deadline of Friday to get everything that she was to quilt to her so that she isn't rushed, hence the shoulder blades...

This gorgeous Poinsettia runner by Lorna McMahon at Sew Fresh Quilts is another new pattern that I thought I'd try. It's been on my radar for some time now (it was part of a 2017 sew along, so you can see just how up-to-date I am not). 

Regardless, can I just say now how much I love it? So does the Official Cookie Tester, and you know what that means.. he wants to buy one, which means that I had to make at least two, so I've made three. Luv, luv, luv. 

The pattern is very well written and the more I made the quicker they came together. They are all very similar with one exception - I've used a different dark red in each one. 
This is the second; it has a little more black in it.

And for the last one, I used a gorgeous Laundry Basket Quilts print.

It was fun trying to ensure that a few of the design details, like this little snail, didn't get cropped out in the making.

They will be quilted with a snowflake panto, which I think will really suit. More runners to come, so stay tuned!....M


Kate said...

I like this one and your fabrics are beautiful!

Sharon Kwilter said...

Very precise points. Well done!

Chantal said...

It's lovely. Well done. ;^)

Rebecca Grace said...

Just beautiful, Marie! Seeing everyone's lovely Christmas projects popping up is starting to make me want to skip Halloween and Thanksgiving so I can haul out the (artificial) holly RIGHT NOW!

Sandy said...

I love the colours, Marie! Please post pics after they’ve been quilted. Nice that The Official Cookie Tester is putting his order in early!

Linda Shulist said...

Hi: loved all of your table toppers Marie, getting me in the mood for something Christmas-y.