I completely finished my hand appliquéd runner this past week. I will admit that quilting it was more of a worry than the actual appliqué preparation and handwork on it. Free motion quilting is not a skill I have ever been able to master.I started with just putting veins in the leaves, using a double straight stitch in a matching green thread. Then finally decided to stitch in the ditch all around each appliqué and down the sides of the vines with cream colored Superior Bottom Line 60 wt Polyester thread top and bobbin. It almost disappears in the cream background fabric. At last the borders got a cable pattern sewn down them. I used Borders Made Easy by Quilting Made Easy Inc. I didn't want to sew over the leaves or blossoms that extended into the borders so I cut those areas out. All done and ready to put on the table this fall. My grandson Ben's favorite duck. Not sure wether this is one of the males or females. My daughter has 15 or maybe more of these Muscovy ducks. They all have very interesting faces that only a mother could love. Well in this case also it seems that Ben loves them as well and thinks they are all very good looking birds.
That's such a pretty tablerunner, and the quilting is perfect for it! I'll have to check out the Quilting Made Easy site - I've never gotten into FMQ either, but would love to have more options for my machine quilting. That is quite the handsome duck - or maybe I should say "interesting!"ReplyDelete
Your quilting choices are perfect. I always liked those stitch over patterns. You've done a great job on the table runner. I wonder if Ben likes the Mohawk the duck sports along with the interesting face.ReplyDelete
Your quilting is wonderful, don’t sell yourself short.ReplyDelete
Lovely runner. jane
I've been around Muscovy ducks, and they are a look only a mother could love :) Your runner turned out nicely.ReplyDelete
Well done on the quilting of your appliquéd runner! I too, will check out the Borders Made East site! Muscovy ducks are an interesting breed!ReplyDelete
A wonderful finish! And a very interesting duck. LOL! Thanks for linking up with To-Do Tuesday.ReplyDelete
Beautiful table runner and the quilting is perfect.ReplyDelete
You're so talented. Beautiful.ReplyDelete
Aw on the duck. I love all the critters you post.
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Great quilt work and that is some DuckReplyDelete
Lovely quilt! That applique is so pretty! Thanks for sharing on Wednesday Wait Loss.ReplyDelete
Loving the quilt a lot! I have to kindly disagree about that face :)ReplyDelete
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You are right, only a mother could live that ducks face, or maybe a very proud isner. Your table runner looks great, well done.ReplyDelete
For someone who isn't comfortable with FMQ, you did an superb job quilting the runner.ReplyDelete
Love the finish and the ducks. They have very different and interesting look to them. Enjoy your week.ReplyDelete
That runner is Ah!Mazing - and I think you knocked the quilting out of the park!!!ReplyDelete
Your quilting is perfect, I love cables in the borders. Beautiful finish!ReplyDelete
Fun duck, I like his crest on the head ;))
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What a beautiful finish! I love how you discussed your thought process as you quilted! Thank you! Ben's duck certainly made me chuckle - a different kind of handsome indeed!ReplyDelete
Congrats on a beautiful finish! The quilting looks great. Fall's a lot closer than I thought. I'm definitely ready for cooler temps.ReplyDelete