Friday, June 12, 2009

Side-tracked

Do you ever set out to sew with a specific project in mind...only to work on something completely different? Yesterday I did not intend to make this cute table runner from the Moda Bake Shop. But I had been thinking about it for a while...and Glace' seemed like it would be great for this pattern (I had originally intended on using Patisserie but used my Patisserie charm pack in another project).

I loved using the Perfect Patchwork Templates for this pattern; I'll definitely be using these templates again. And...good news...shortly after I finished the center of my runner Fat Quarter Shop announced that yardage of Glace' is now available...so I can get the fabric I need for the borders and binding!

Not only was I side-tracked once yesterday...but twice! I started another project...I can only show a sneak peek...but I will tell you that I'm using a pattern designed by Joanna Figueroa. Well...today I plan to work on projects on my list...unless I get side-tracked!

31 comments:

Stina said...

:o)))

So much fun when we get sidetracked like this.. love the hexagon runner..:o))

Terriaw said...

I get side-tracked like that too, and I love it when that happens. Those patchwork templates look like quite a great tool. And I love your secret project too. Can't wait to see more!

Stephanie said...

Glad I'm not the only one who gets side-tracked. Sometimes it happens in the middle of a project too! Pretty tablerunner.

Joy said...

Getting sidetracked is all part of the fun ;o). LOVE your table runner, so pretty!!!
Hugs,
Joy :o)

Christine said...

Keep getting sidetracked if this is what you come up with. Love the Glace fabric.

Nedra said...

How do you manage to just "whip" all these things out? And yes, as I sit here with 3 projects on my table, I get side tracked about every 5 minutes. I'm even glancing at a new pattern and thinking of just doing one block....

Trisha said...

Wow, Sherri! Lots of fun going on over at your house! Looks like the good king of side-tracked to me. I love to see what you are working on. Always an inspiration!

V and Co. said...

i'm really loving all your projects!

onlymehere said...

This was a path worth taking even if you did get side tracked!! Where did you find the templates? I really like the runner and hope you show it when it's done! Cindy

jen duncan said...

wow! No moss growing on you I see! Great projects Sherri. You're living A Quilting LIfe for sure. :-)

dotti white said...

I love those fabrics and all of your quilting inspiration, for sure! Thank you so much!

dotti white said...

I love those fabrics and all of your quilting inspiration, for sure! Thank you so much!

Darlene said...

Getting side tracked is a really good thing. Just have fun!

Purple and Paisley said...

wow - love the hexagons! your stuff is always so great...☺

Carol said...

I love what you've done while you were sidetracked...that hexagon runner is wonderful. Thanks for the template hint.

Kaaren said...

Very pretty things there, Sherri.

I know what your secret project is because I made the exact same 'thing'. Nope, I'm not going to spill the beans...no-sireee!

Sheri Howard said...

Love your projects....I am on a decorating kick...not much sewing going on here....soon!

Gwendie said...

I love your hexagons. I'm about to start my first hexagon quilt. And aren't four-patches fun? Side tracking is good!

Candace said...

This is soo familiar to me, Sherri! Looks like a fun project, though love the Glace! Hee, hee - I think several of us are making identical swap gifts!
Cheers!

Karen said...

You certainly did a nice job piecing your hex table runner. The fabrics look so good. I do get side tracked at times, too.

Sherry said...

Love the table runner. I really am liking that new Glace fabric. I bought a few charm packs. I get side tracked all the time! Just too many beautiful fabrics & wonderful patterns to choose from, it's sometimes hard to stay focused on just one project. Have a great week-end!

Julia said...

You certainly did a nice job piecing your hex table runner. The fabrics look so good. I do get side tracked at times, too.

Magnolia Bay Quilts said...

Where do all these quilts come from? You're a one-woman quilt factory! Love the table runner. The Glace' fabric is wonderful. Can't wait to see the rest of your secret project!

w&v said...

V. here... The hexagons are gorgeous. I was just looking at the patchwork templates today and thinking "I've got to finish something, before I start another project!!" (I didn't get them, but they are on my list) Seeing your project is almost as good as doing it myself!! Thanks for getting side tracked so I didn't have to. v.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Wow Sherri...very nice projects...sidetracked that is good, unless you have a deadline...

Jackie said...

Getting side tracked is common place for a quilter, isn't it? Happens here all the time. But if you are going to get side tracked what a great way to do it! Your projects are fantastic. Don't you just love Marti Michell's templates? They are fantastic. I put InvisiGrip on the bottom so they don't slide when cutting.

Dawn said...

It's time for me to get sidetracked back into quilting!!! Yours look great!

Sinta Renee said...

Sherri, you are such a busy girl! And I see you are having lots of fun! Love your projects... Your sneak preview has my interest???

Janet said...

I thought that was normal, lol I do it quite often, as long as you are having fun.

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

This is really sweet. The runner is lovely. That sounds like my life. I started out to do something but mid way changed my mind.

Sachiko said...

I love that table runner. I saw that moda tutorial when it came out and I've been thinking about it. Your post has made me want to try it even more!