Monday, November 8, 2010

Sunday Quilting.

Yesterday a strange thing happened...the kids were playing happily in the pool, DH was pottering in the garden nearby, and I found myself with some uninterrupted quilting time...YIIPPPPEEEEEEE! So I grabbed a bar of chocolate and a cup of tea (or three) and got busy with my tablerunner...remember the peeks from the other day?

I used a pattern called Summer Stars Table Runner from Pieces of Me by Janelle Wind, and like all her patterns, it was straightforward and easy to understand. It must have been a good sewing day for me too, because the quilting didn't involve any reverse sewing (aka unpicking LOL)...which is always a bonus!

I quilted in a combination of in-the-ditch and echo quilting, and actually quite enjoyed it...quilting is not normally my favourite thing to do :)

The backing makes me very happy (polkadots do that for me LOL) ....it's from the Lotus Collection by Amy Butler, and I picked it up at a closing down sale for a bargain price, and used it the exact same day it came through my front door...a miracle for sure!
Now...what to start on next?
TTFN xxx

11 comments:

Hope said...

It looks wonderful! I did some patchwork yesterday too. I have a layer cake and am being daring and making it up as I go along. So far, so good.

Don't you love that feeling when something is finished and you can use it?

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Just delightful Susan! It looks beautiful with the matching tea set. It is going to put a smile on your face every time you sit at the table.

Janellybelly said...

Perfection :)

Beebeebabs said...

Very nice thanks for sharing!!!

Scented Sweetpeas said...

oohh that is lovely! Kids playing in the pool - I am green with envy here sitting in front of a fire with the freezing wind blowing and rain pouring outside.

Chookyblue...... said...

the runner looks great........love the fabrics you chose........

mickey said...

That's adorable! So colorful and sweet. Nice work!

Nelbel said...

I love it Suzi!! And doesn't it make your heart happy!!

Lisa Leggett said...

Suzie, it's beautiful! I absolutely love it! It's just perfect! I just went to a quilt show yesterday here in the town I live in (Lodi, CA) and I've got quilting on the brain! I was so inspired I bought a set of instructions and a whole stack of fabric to make a new quilt! Oh boy... hope I don't regret it!

Oh, and the chocolate & tea sound delightful as well. That's a combo that can't be beat!

Linda said...

Yep want me one of those. Sewed to perfection as usual. Its fantastic.
xx

Rebecca Beattie said...

This table runner is absolutely beautiful and something to cherish! When I EVENTUALLY get into quilting, I will be making a table runner as my first project I think :D