Tuesday, December 18, 2007

I'm getting there...

Blogger is being difficult today... or maybe it's just me. I hit some key or other that caused it to "publish" with just the title and no post! Oh well. It must be the rainy weather.

Here's a picture of my finished "Holly Jolly" table-runner. This is a gift for a friend on the Friends of the Library board who's been an incredible mentor for my terms as president -- I would have been an abject flop without her! I gave it to her yesterday, rolled up and wrapped like a Christmas cracker; she didn't open it because we were with other people. Maybe she's the patient sort who will actually wait to open it on Christmas! For backing, I used a print that looks like leather-bound books, since she's a book fan like me and works at the library. I'm very happy with it, and will probably make the pattern again with other fabrics. It was quick and fun to do.

Speaking of quick, (not), here is current progress on my NYB block of the month. This shows the 12 blocks through November. I have one of December's blocks done, too, but I'll waiting to take another photo until the second one is done.
I wonder if my husband is sneaking looks at my quilt books behind my back. The other day he stopped in front of the design board (can't help it, it lives in the dining room most of the time!) and looked at these blocks for a bit and said "they remind me of the Statue of Liberty". Gee, maybe that's why they call them new York Beauty blocks? He did the same thing a couple of years ago with a quilt I made from a pattern called "super nova".

9 comments:

Vicki W said...

That's a lovely table runner - what a nice gift! Your NYB blocks are very pretty.

Pam said...

I just love the New York beauty blocks - love your colours!! One day I would like to do a NYB - it is such a striking block and quilt. My problem is I am terrible at paper piecing - I guess I would get better with practice. You have done such a great job on them!!

Morah said...

Love the table runner. Very cheery!

Catherine said...

The table runner is fabulous! Very pretty colours and I love the pattern.

Darcie said...

Love the table runner! It reminds me of that hard Christmas candy that my 1st grade teacher used to let us eat during the Christmas season.

Your NYB blocks are fabulous! What a visual treat for your husband! How could he not be interested?!

Happy Holidays!

Sharon said...

I normally don't care for all the green in your NYB blocks, but for some reason, THESE SING to me! Love the table runner too!

Sweet P said...

Wow! The table runner is adorable.

Helen in the UK said...

Love the runner. Great pattern and fabrics used. Bet your friend was thrilled :)

Hedgehog said...

Love the way your runner turned out - it's the pattern I want to use for the blues and plaids I have left from the bear paws. Happy New Year to you!