Wednesday, June 1, 2016

A finish, WIP and FO

Happy Wednesday to all, my this week is flying right on past me. I need to get some things accomplished!

I have a finish to share with you today. As many of you know making things for craft shows always makes me work 2-3 seasons ahead. Sometimes that is hard to do and sometimes not. I am in the fall thinking season today with my projects.

This table runner is my spin on a wall hanging pattern from Cherrywood Fabrics. I made the wall hanging for myself a number of years ago and thought why not make a table runner using the same technique. Sew strips together, cut them apart, flip one side upside down and sew the long seam. This time I appliqued a fabric stem on instead of stitching(quilting) it on. By using a bias tape strip I achieved a nice visible stem.  It is machine appliqued on with invisible thread and a small blind hem stitch. The stem and leaves were appliqued on after all the quilting was done. The leaves are satin stitched on using a Glide variegated thread. I spray starched the leaves heavily before cutting them out, therefore, I didn't need fusible web on them.  I have found that when using fusible web on the applique piece the quilting will show through if you have quilted the background first.

















The quilting was inspired by a design from Christina Camelli's book.



 This is my work in progress. I cut it out yesterday and pieced it last night. The pattern calls for a strip of applique leaves between the pumpkins but I am not going to do that for this one. I feel the background fabric is a bit too busy for this. So it is now in the quilting pile :-)


Here is the FO, no that is not a misprint!  FO= found object!!  Getting ready to go camping last weekend meant restocking the camper. In the process I found these 2 candlemats stuffed in the back of one of the cabinets!  And I thought I had done a good job cleaning the camper last fall, LOL  But I could have probably sold them if they were out at the sales last fall. Oh well I'll just be that much ahead for this fall, hehe.  I remember working on them while camping last summer.  The funny thing is I remember also that I thought I should have had more done when the shows started! 
The weekend forecast was for rain all the days, but luckily this time the weather predictions were wrong. We got a little rain here and there but it didn't stop us from getting in 50 miles on our Terra Trikes and taking some good walks too. We enjoyed our weekend a lot.  But now it is back to work and yesterday I felt like I was dragging a bit so today I have to get in gear!  I will quilt at least one table runner, and start working on my modern challenge for my ambassador Island Batik project. I hope it turns out as good as it looks in my head, LOL  If it does I hope to have another pattern for my Craftsy shop(link on my top right side bar).

Edited to add this little guy... He was curled up between the garden fence and my Japanese Iris. DH came walking right by him and then came to get me to see him. I had the zoom on, so I didn't really get this close to him.  It is common that we see the wee little ones each spring. Last night twin fawns and mommy came strolling through the yard.


Linking with other inspiring quilters at a few of the linky parties on my left side bar.
Have a great rest of the week.

13 comments:

  1. I love the photo of the little fawn! Beautiful! The pumpkin pieces look great and your quilting on the runner is incredible. A fabulous finish!

    -Soma

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  2. Great idea on the tablerunner...thanks for sharing.

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  3. oh my goodness sakes!! love, love the runner!!
    thanks so much for linking up!

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  4. Great table runner! I'm cleaning my hidey hold and have found a couple of projects I had started and forgot about! I'm not usually one to do that, but it does happen. I like "FO". Your fall table mats are cute, too.

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  5. That runner is beautiful. Especially with that quilting. It's just the ticket.

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  6. I love how the quilting echos the leaves!

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  7. Lovely table runner and great quilting on it. Love the photo of the darling little fawn.

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  8. Lovely table runner with gorgeous quilting!

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  9. Nice fall colors and the quilting is great!

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  10. Love your fall projects. That leafy quilting is gorgeous! What a darling fawn!

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  11. Your table runner is a piece of art, Vicki. I love it!!!

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  12. Wow - that is quite beautiful! I love the applique you did as well!

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  13. Your table runner is gorgeous! And thank you for the tip of using starch instead of fusible to avoid the underlayer's quilting showing through.

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