Friday, November 14, 2014

With a couple of weeks to spare

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!


  1. Perfect for Thanksgiving! Amazing how many designs you can make with HSTs.

  2. They turned out beautifully Joanne! Just in time for out Thanksgiving... but did you make it in time for Canada's? The simple quilting looks wonderful!

  3. Very nice and it really does suit the season....although...with all the snowflakes that have been falling and the cold temps winter isn't too far away!

  4. That is an awesome fall runner... love it!

  5. Yay for a keeper. The colors are perfect for this time of year.

  6. So pretty! I am debating...... making a snowflake or the geese placemat pattern with some FQ's of fall marbled solids....... What to do, what to do? I think the placemats and table runner would be great for Thanksgiving. =)

  7. Such a beautiful fall runner, and I do like the simple quilting.

  8. Your runner is so pretty and perfect for the Thanksgiving table. I like the simple quilting, too, it really does let the fabrics take the spotlight. Good job getting projects finished but I know it is hard to wait to start a new project!

  9. Very pretty! I like the simple quilting too! ---"Love"


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