I have finally found time to sit at the sewing machine and quilt the latest version of my Stretch table runner for Thanksgiving. I get to keep this one!
I showed the completed top and backing almost a month ago here. It took very little time to make those, but then they sat waiting to be quilted. I put it at the front of the queue since it is in lovely fall colors and would look good on the Thanksgiving table.
When I made the previous two versions I did some elaborate free-motion quilting in the background spaces, but this time I opted for simple outline quilting and I think I like it even better. It adds definition yet lets the pretty fabrics hog the spotlight.
The fabrics are prettier than they seem here. The colors seem washed out. The background is actually more of a rich golden color. Let me get another picture…
Better. The flash washed out the quilting, but the color is closer to the actual color.
Now, onto quilting the birthday runner then the snowflake runner. I’m clearing the decks before I start something new, pondering what the new something might be as I clear!