I took a week or so off from my Wisteria Lane project, waiting for some pink Batiks I ordered to arrive. I purchased a new sideboard from our kitchen and my granddaughter asked if she could have the old antique one. No problem, but I knew I should make her at least a runner or two for it. I had several I made for it, but they also fit the top of the new one. Besides her taste is a bit different than mine so it was a good project to fit in while I wait for the Batiks to arrive.
Her decor in her apartment has lots of grey accents so I thought I would try something a bit more on the modern side.
I originally started the blanket stitch appliqués with 12wt thread but also ended up using 28wt that I had more color choices in.
And I finished it up with a grey Moda Grunge dot binding. Lots of waves quilting too.
I had a surprise finish for this little piece this week. Originally I failed to set aside binding for it. I ordered what I though would match, but sadly it was just not going to work. While I was searching through my stash of grey fabrics to make the runner for my granddaughter, what do you know. There the leftover fabric from this piece was hidden away, a good half yard. Just need to put a hanging sleeve on it. I may use it for a table topper as well, so with a sleeve it will work for either. I finally got back to may Cold Wind Blows project this week. I ended up have a serious problem with the wreath appliqué. The pattern has an error. I tried several times to work it out, and tossed it aside for a bit and then on Saturday came up with a solution. I fused this entire piece of fabric, got two bowls out of my kitchen and drew the circles and cut them out. Worked perfectly. So I have a great start on this one. I had planned on doing turned appliqué on this project, but decided I just was not in the mood to fuss with that challenge at this time. The blocks are big 28 inches finished. Not sure where I will go with this but a four patch layout produces a 56 inch square quilt and larger with borders. The pattern book as numerous additional block patterns. I have plenty of fabric so think I will just proceed with that idea in mind. My daughter's ducks have found a new purpose for her water fountain. It appears there is a waiting line for this special spa treatment.
now that does look like a nice cool spa treatment--how much does she charge!!!ReplyDelete
Love all your projects--and it's always fun to get a new piece of furniture--
take care--be safe--
The runner you made for your granddaughter is super cute! Was there a pattern for that? I'm SEW happy that you found the gray for binding your Plus quilt. Lucky find!!ReplyDelete
I love the grey table runner and your blanket stitch is so neat <3.ReplyDelete
The grey table runner is perfect for the younger set. I'm sure she'll love it and it will help protect and beautify the antique sideboard. What a great bonus to find the perfect binding fabric for your table topper. Very nice finish! I love applique so Cold Wind Blows really caught my eye. Good job figuring out what needed to be done to keep going on it. Plates & bowls are the perfect templates!ReplyDelete
Love your modern table runner in the grays, I am sure your granddaughter will too.ReplyDelete
Love your grey jewels table runner!!! Cute duck photosReplyDelete
Love the table runner...so pretty.
Have a great day!
Hi Donnalee! HAHA! Waiting line at the spa. Gotta love that. Pretty darn nifty, that modern runner you made for your granddaughter. I love it - especially how you quilted it. I'm going to try my hand at random wavy lines - I'm not really good at random anything. Thanks for linking up today. ~smile~ RoseanneReplyDelete
That blanket stitched applique looks gorgeous in the heavy 12 weight thread! Did you stitch that by hand or by machine, and what size needle do you use with thicker threads like that? I bought a bunch of heavier threads from vendor booths at the last big quilt show I was able to attend, but haven't really played with them yet. You're inspiring me to want to dig them out!ReplyDelete
You are so talented. Beautiful.ReplyDelete
Love the ducks and they do love the water. So precious.
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oh I love seeing all your projects...bonus finish too is grand!ReplyDelete
So glad to see you found the gray fabric. Hope your grand daughter enjoys the lovely runner. Thank you for linking up to Put your foot down.ReplyDelete
Your grey table runner is lovely!ReplyDelete
Lovely projects, and it's great that you could sort out the problem in your applique. Lovely that your granddaughter asked to have your old dresser, she must really like it. And the ducks in a spa! How about that.ReplyDelete
What a cool table runner!ReplyDelete
lol, your portrayal of your daughter's bird is always so fun. Love your surprise finish, for the colours and the simple joys of finding fabric that is perfect. Thanks for linking to the Chameleon's Colour & Inspiration party. :)ReplyDelete
I don't blame the ducks. I'd line up for a spa too, right around now. I love the runner. Your appliqué stitch is beautiful, and the shapes almost look like jewels.ReplyDelete
Lovely table toppers! I know your mom is going to love hers. What a lucky find to locate that binding! Thanks for sharing on Wednesday Wait Loss.ReplyDelete