2013 Pay It Forward Project #1 by True

Summary

Category:
Quilting
Pattern:
Status:
Complete
Started:
2013-01-06T00:00:00Z
Finished:
2013-01-18T00:00:00Z
Tutorial:

Description

If you are on Face Book you have probably seen the post about the first five people who comment on your 2013 Pay It Forward status will get something from you at some point during the year IF they agree to post it on their status and do the same.  I do not usually do cut and paste statuses but liked this one and thought it would be fun as I plan on sending the 5 friends who commented some sort of quilted item at some point this year.  Figure it is a fun way to give to others and make some smaller projects all from my stash so technically free;-) I also thought it could be a way to try out some blocks and patterns to see how I like them before committing to a larger quilt.  So this is my first project. 

Project 1:  Jan. 6, 2013 "A Little Bird Told Me" Table runner and I used some of the fabric I got from UFO Group from +Allpatchedup  I will be adding a scrappy border just ran out of time.  This is from a pattern by Little Louise Quilts called "Danish Delights"  here  It is a great pattern and well written.

Update 1-11-13 Borders are done and quilt is pin basted ready for quilting

Update 1-18-13 Complete and will be mailed out Tuesday to first person on my Pay It Forward list.  The first person is someone who recently was laid off and has had just a string of other tough moments so hoping it will lift her spirits!  I did the binding by machine and love that my new one has so many options for needle position it made it so much easier sewing on the binding.


Pictures

Love this fabric thanks Angela!
Decorative stitching of leaves
Complete top except for border which will be scrappy

Loves

Jodyrose
AllPatchedUp

Comments

AllPatchedUp

Such a fantastic idea!! I've seen that post going around FB and think it's great that you're so generous. You're so sweet. :) (and I LOVE the 'dice' block ;)

Terryt1955

Hey it's the Danish Delights pattern! Don't you just love it?! This table runner is darling with the cute little birdie fabric. What a special treat. You have been one quilting machine this weekend. It's got to be that new machine!

Justine

love it!didnt see the posting on facebook... what a nice idea!

True

Terryt1955 Yes it is and she writes a great pattern...very clear and accurate (Now if I could read and follow that would be even better;-) Thanks Allpatchedup and Justine ...it just seemed like a fun way to achieve lots of things all at once. I laid out fabrics for scrappy border and think I will really like it once done. And I love that bird fabric from Angela...think it will be back as makes it cute enough to use either side.

AllPatchedUp

I'm so glad you like the fabric! I fell in love with it and may just have to go back to it and get some more for myself smirk

Quilterinmotion

I didn't think about quilt-y items when I saw that FB post, True , but what a great way to do some projects you might not want for yourself but would be a fun surprise for those 5. Maybe I'll rethink doing it since seeing yours.
Hugs.

True

Quilterinmotion it seems all I think about it quilt-y items;-) !! I have a feeling, based on who were my first five, they are hoping I am thinking that way as well;-) But it is such a fun way to try some things...go for it!!

Jodyrose

True, what a FAB idea! I love it. I like the dice block too..unexpected but cute!!

True

Jodyrose thank you so much... I have to wonder how I did not notice the dots made a dice?? Wonder where my head really was;-) but I think all will be well...

Jodyrose

I think you didnt see the dice because you were too close to it...thats why they all say to look at your work from a distance :)

True

Jodyrose Wish I could use that as an excuse but I always out it on design wall...think I was just too focused on other things! Now what I didn't do, which I usually do, is take a picture and look at it as well. I was really focused on spreading out the colors between blocks...but I am pretty sure when add border with some of gray dots in it it will all be fine:-)

True

Out means put!

Amanda

This is such a fun idea and I love your first project!

Quilt455

Fun idea. Love your fabric choices as always. I just love using white since it makes everything pop, plus gives it a clean, fresh look.

True

Amanda Thank you! And Quilt455 thanks and I so agree about white! To think a year ago I had no white solid in my stash and had never used it is a quilt...and now I am never without and always order ahead!

Quilt455

i am with you on the white True. Never would have thought to use it in a quilt just 6 months ago but after seeing Wendy's use of white in her quilts, I just love it and now have a large amount of it in my stash.

True

Quilt455 Wendy ( Caribousmom ) has inspired me in so many wonderful ways!! And I only get to see her pictures cannot imagine what they are like in person:-)

Quilt455

True, they are all so wonderful. It is so hard to pick a favorite. I am so lucky to have her as my sewing buddy. She makes me want to do better and learn new things.

Caribousmom

First of all - this is a wonderful runner, Mary! I love the pieced border!!!

Secondly, you and Quilt455 are seriously making me blush! I am so happy that I have inspired you both...but you know what? You both inspire me too!!! heart

True

Caribousmom Thank you and BTW I learned to do scrappy borders from....YOU!!!

Caribousmom

smiling

Terryt1955

This will definitely make the recipient smile. So sweet!

AllPatchedUp

Love it True !! Turned out beautifully and I'm sure the lucky recipient will be thrilled to receive such a thoughtful gift. :)

Sewnsew

It is really lovely. I'm sure it will lift her spirits.

True

Sewnsew Terryt1955 and Allpatchedup she loved it!

True

Oops some how deleted the thank you in my process of adding names!

AllPatchedUp

Awesome!! :)

Capetowngirl

This is lovely. Love the colours you have used.

True

Capetowngirl thank you...I was so lucky a Threadbias friend gave me some great fabric as my UFO finishes reward!!!

Nexxus831

Absolutely love this and it's wonderful that it was able to lift up someones spirits

True

Nexxus831 thanks it is so fun to do smaller projects from time to time and always fun to help someone else smile;-)

True

Carolmarie thank you so much!

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