I am once again hurrying to finish up a couple of gifts for Valentine's Day. Sort of a last minute whim.I dug this runner out of the closet this past weekend for the dining table and it gave me a plan to make one for my daughter and granddaughter.My color choice was reds and pinks instead, as I have a good stash of scraps in those colors.A quick trip around the fused hearts with a blanket stitch. This is my favorite machine appliqué method especially if I am rushed. I really can go at a pretty good speed. The appliqués on the larger runner are complete and the smaller one is ready to get hearts fused on. So given a day or two to spray baste and quilt and get the bindings on I should have them on their tables before the end of the week.
Yes, I got the middle tree fixed from last week's post. It is all quilted and bound. Once finished I am much happier with it than I thought it would finish up.This is Madilyn the pea hen. She is the my daughter's only female peacock. She has 4 males that are very busy romancing her with no success at all. She really is a beauty, no wonder the boys are all crazy about her.
What sweet Valentine's day gifts for your daughter and granddaughter. I am sure they will love them. Thanks for the instructions in your last post about how to make the trees. That is something I want to try.ReplyDelete
Such pretty runners! I find them addicting as who can make just 1! LOLReplyDelete
awww...the creme hearts are my favorite!!ReplyDelete
love your new projects too!
It's so sweet of you to make runners for them! Yes, her peahen really is quite beautiful. I didn't realize that the ladies would also floof their tails up.ReplyDelete
Your Christmas trees are very cute. Was it from a one page (front and back) pattern? I think I have the same one and this made up so cute. I may need to do a table runner from the pattern I have. Enjoy your stitching this week.ReplyDelete
Hi DonnaleeQ! The blanket stitch is my go-to choice for appliqued pieces, too. I enjoy how it looks when finished, all nice and neat. Madilyn really is a beauty - keep talking with your bestie, Mrs. Duck. She's a good mentor for you, Madilyn! Thanks for linking up today. ~smile~ RoseanneReplyDelete
Your heart tablerunners are really pretty! I like them in the reds and in the beige/brown color. They'll make sweet gifts!ReplyDelete
So pretty. I love all the colors of Valentines day.ReplyDelete
The pea hen is adorable too. I've not seen any around here.
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Love, Love, Love the Valentine runners! What you did with the trees is terrific. Your daughter's pea hen looks like she knows she is the center of attention! Have a marvellously Happy Day!ReplyDelete
Your handiwork is so pretty! All the recipients are lucky to get some of it :)ReplyDelete
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SEW pretty, Donna!!ReplyDelete
Oooh, I really like the hearts done in the neutral fabrics. So pretty!!ReplyDelete
What sweet Valentine Day runners!!! the cream one you pulled out is so pretty too!! i like those kinds of colors. and Madelyn - what a tease haha !!!ReplyDelete
I love Madilyn the Pea Hen and the Valentine's runners! And yes, that Bernina blanket stitch is so lovely that it's a joy to use. I recently bought some heavier weight Aurifil 28 that I'm looking forward to trying with the machine blanket stitch to see if I can get more of a hand stitched effect. By the way, I noticed that you missed the last thread guide just above your needle in the close-up photo. So much easier to see on my giant computer screen where your presser foot is 3" wide. :-)ReplyDelete
Hmm , I made cookies for Valentines Day but a table runner would be more Low Calorie! Great pics and a great animal friend too. Stay safe and sew on!ReplyDelete
These are going to be pretty, cant wait to see them. I love the colors in your runner. Thank you for linking up to Put your foot down.ReplyDelete