Just Close Your Eyes, Cross Your Fingers, and Do It!

I got some good feedback concerning my unfinished table runner. Thank you for all the comments. Sometimes you just need a fresh pair of eyes. So I decided it’s time to quit fussing with it and get it finished. Just Do It!!

UFO from 2019 Autumn Jubilee

I know I overthink things and then get frustrated if it doesn’t click. I love the colors/combination, but my mind just went blank when trying to determine the final border. I didn’t even think about using red, but Carole suggested it to go with the leaves. So I pulled out several from my stash and found this scrap of dark red/almost burgundy. The table runner finishes 18″ x 43″ & I think I will have enough of the red for binding.

Final border added

So next time I dig through my stash, I’ll find some backing and this will be a finish. (Soon, I hope!) As actually quilting on my domestic sewing machine is another stumbling block, I will “just do it” with some simple outline or shadow stitching.

Other Activities in My Sewing Room

Daughter got a new phone (and I got her hand-me-down). She came to me this weekend and asked if I could make her something. She got a case & all the accessories, but wanted something to keep dust off it. So we designed a case lining with a flap to cover the phone while it is in the case.

Phone case lining/dust cover

I used a scrap of purple batik (daughter likes 💜 purple). I like the fact that is is the same on both sides. We measured & stitched, finally we had a finished product that satisfied us. She has requested another for when she just slides the phone into a pocket wanting to protect it from accidental scratches & pocket fuzz.

While looking through my fabric, I pulled out this 3-yard bundle I had bought from Fabric Cafe a while back. Then I went through the 3-yard bundle patterns I have. I think I’ll make a quick quilt top.

Fabric ironed & ready to cut.

I will have some time in a few weeks that I can work on it. So in the meantime, I will get the pieces cut and will work on it later.

I didn’t get as much done in my sewing room as I had hoped this weekend. Some computer work required my attention and another project that I can’t share yet took up my time.

This is the beginning of a new week. Hope you get to sew something.

Happy Stitching!

Quilt Mouse


About Quiltmouse

I am retired. I love to quilt. I make charity quilts as well as quilts for my friends & family.
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3 Responses to Just Close Your Eyes, Cross Your Fingers, and Do It!

  1. Red was a good choice.


  2. mary says:

    Love the red! It works!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. The red looks great!! That dinosaur fabric will make a cute project.

    Liked by 1 person

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