Monday, August 27, 2012

DWM - Table Runner Quilted

One big long table runner

freehand all over whimsical feathers


the back of the table runner
I got a text from my daughter around noon on Friday telling me she had a wedding shower on Sat afternoon, could I just whip up a table runner?  Really???  Work is crazy and I had a shopping trip planned with one of her sisters on Sat morning.  I don't "whip" things up.  I take my time, painfully picking patterns, then fabrics, it's a process that I just can't do all that fast.  So the answer was no to her.  But it did get me in the mood to make a table runner for myself, is that really bad?   I made the table runner because I want to try an all over freehand pattern for the quilting.  I liked it.  This is the first time I've done the whimsical feathers and the first time I've done a hook feather.  Great practice.  The table runner was 32 colors from a batik jelly roll, sewed them together, cut them to 20 inch sections and was done, hmmm I guess that is whipping something up.  Well you know it only took me 3 hours to decide on something this simple :)  Just need the binding and done.


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22 comments:

  1. ohhh this came out pretty and love the FMQ. Thanks for showing it off so well!

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  2. Now a simple,throw together is the strip stitching (and then some simple straight line quilting). Lots of feather quilting is not simple, throw together. Just lovely.

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  3. Very pretty table runner! I don't whip things up either. Mulling is part of my process;)

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  4. lovely quilting and lovely table runner.

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  5. Wonderful job whipping out that table runner. I'll put my order in next week.....:)

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  6. Your feathers look amazing. Love the stylized echoing on each lobe. I don't whip things up either. For me the process is probably more important than the product.

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  7. Stunning. It will look so great on your table (or mine?) and, of course, the quilting is over the top. 3 hours, huh?

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  8. The batiks are gorgeous and your quilting looks amazing!
    Amanda

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  9. Why is it that people assume quilters can just whip something up for them in no time at all? It takes time and energy as well as materials for even a table runner. I guess they think we're miracle workers with unlimited (free) supplies and more hours in the day than normal people!

    Your runner and the quilting you did on it is great!

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  10. Beautiful! I have some silk FQ that I'm saving to do a similar style table runner, but based on my (lack of) machine quilting skills, mine will be straight line quilting. Great feathers!

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  11. Love it!! What a great idea - having a good play but making something so gorgeous and useful!

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  12. You must have a BIG table, seating for 12? Ha ha! It is beautiful, love those feathers!

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  13. Love, love,love the feathers. I must try them and hope they turn out nearly as good as yours.

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  14. Oh my! This is just gorgeous! I'm head over heels in love with the quilting!

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  15. It's gorgeous Sue! I am so jealous of your FMQ skills!!!

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  16. This was a great idea. I love the FMQ--great place to try it out.
    And, it's even better that you didn't whip something up for someone else and have something you yourself can use.

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  17. gorgeous feathers and I love this idea. Fabrics are so pretty and meld together. Hook feathers are such fun, aren't they!!

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  18. Love the batiks for a table runner. You did a great job on the feather quilting.

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  19. How beautiful and I really, really love your quilting! I sure hope your daughter doesn't see this post :) Thanks for sharing.
    Freemotion at the River Linky Party Tuesday

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  20. Your runner is gorgeous!! I love the whimsical feather quilting.

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  21. I think it's pretty amazing, considering you "whipped it right up"! The quilting on that runner in breathtaking!

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