Monday, January 9, 2012

Autumn Table Runner

 I have to say that I have the best sisters E.V.E.R. I know that everyone probably thinks that about their sisters, but really mine are great. This runner is a gift for one of them - late Christmas to be precise!

I finished the table runner I talked about last week here. I was done on Jan 2. Not to bad for a late Christmas present.

I just love how it turned out. Ignore the glare from my table. Conan and I thought that a thick glaze would be great for our table - especially with the kids that we have. And it is great! But that is beside the point. This is the free pattern that came with my new curved ruler . It was easy to read and understand. I have to say that I have been quilting for so long, that it doesn't take much explanation for me to figure it out. (Now don't I sound a little bit cocky?)
 It was a little bit tricky to sew because I am used to straight lines, but after a couple I got the hang of it, and there were just a few seams that did not match up perfectly. I did a simple line quilting. I followed the edges of the curves on the colored pieces about 1/4-1/2 inch apart and then did one line of stitching on the cream just outside the curved. If that makes any sense! You might be able to tell looking at the picture.
 I also have been doing something new on my quilts this year. I have been putting my name on the back of my quilts. Now that I have done it on a couple, I am thinking I should add the year too. But this way if someone likes what they see they know where to find me!
Again, I am loving how this looks on my dark table! I think that I might have to make one of these for myself. (especially since they are super quick!)

I have been sewing like crazy and I have another quilt almost done for another one of my fabulous sisters! I will try to post is later in the week.
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  1. We are excited to get it in the mail and see how it looks on our table! :) Thanks!

  2. Stunning! Very nice design an color combo.

  3. I love that! The curves are awesome! and your table, soo nice.


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