Monday, September 24, 2018

Roasted Coffee table runner

 I have made this table runner a couple of times before.  It is a tutorial by Connie at Freemotion By the River.  I loved it so I thought I would whip up another using Island Batiks.  Don't cha love those colors for fall. 


























A little close up of the fern quilting in the outer border. It is so fun and forgiving to freehand.  And some ruler work in the blocks themselves.  The day was getting away from me so the lighting outside wasn't the best for getting all the true colors.  But it is supposed to be T storms tomorrow so I knew it was now or not at all!




I found this runner pattern for purchase on Craftsy.  It is from Duck Creek Mountain Quilting.  It's always fun to try out a new pattern.  

 I decided that allover quilting was good for this one and will let the snowflake fabric shine.  There are gold metallic snowflakes with a sprinkling of glitter. 

I had a whirlwind day on Friday.  A couple of good customer/friends invited me over to see how the one had decorated with my quilted items she has purchased from me over the years.  It was the first time I had been there, it was so cool!!!!!  Here is one of the wall hangings she bought before.  I was always going to make another and haven't. Maybe some day.  It was so fun to see it again:)

I didn't ask permission to post any of the pictures of her whole party shed set up so I can't show you.  But it was so pretty with lights and paper umbrellas hanging upside down and all the tables and chairs with runners and centerpieces.  She hosted a few family and neighborhood picnics there this summer/fall.

The other really neat thing was that the one gal insisted on picking me up since I didn't know the way, so sweet of her.  But she also asked if I would mind bringing along some of my newest runners.  Well yes indeed I can do that!  I thought it would be just show and tell since they already had several of my pieces.  But nooooo they each had to get more!  The are such sweet hearts, it was a fun outing for me.  I have been so busy getting ready for fall shows and Etsy that I haven't had a lot of social time lately, so it felt great to get out!  And with that said this morning I was back at piecing more of my Falling For You runners, four of them are ready for quilting this week.  But this afternoon the hubster and I had a beautiful bike ride, it was a winding trail and small ups and downs by a lake and a river, so peaceful in the warm fall sunshine.

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19 comments:

  1. How sweet you got to see your quilts at your friend/customer's house and that they bought more from you! Much nicer to know the people who buy from you and love your work. That wagon of pumpkins is darling! I love your runners too. You do sound like one busy gal.

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  2. I agree that wagon of pumpkins is so cute! Glad you took some time to hang with hubby and go for a bike ride. I wonder how many runners you'll get done today?? :-)

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  3. Hi Vicki! Oh, that bike ride sounds just wonderful. I can picture it and the peace and quiet. Both of these runners are swell and very nice for any season on a table. ~smile~ Roseanne

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  4. Your Fall table runner is really pretty, Vicki! And what fun to go see your quilty thing used in someone's house, plus sell more! Sounds like you had a good weekend.

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  5. How fun to go visit your quilts in their forever home! Sounds like a really neat social outing. And yes, your autumn colors are speaking to me! :)

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  6. What a great day that was! Oh next time, please DON'T forget to ask permission. :) It sounds like a delightful setup and how fun that you made a few sales while you were at it! I really do like that colorful runner. I'm glad you got to get out of the house for a bit!

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  7. I don’t know which table runner is my favorite. They are all beauties! How fun that you had some time with some friends!

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  8. It must have been fun to see your creations again. Love these two runners.

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  9. What a lovely day you had! Obviously, those are some serious fans. =) I really like your wagon of pumpkins, too.

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  10. I wish you could have shown pictures of her place, I bet it was so neat! It is always so much fun to see what you create Vicki and I was tickled to see you making another Roasted Coffee runner!

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  11. Love your quilting on both of these beauties! And how fun to see your creation in another's home!

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  12. What a fun outing to see YOUR quilted items!! Love your table runners too.

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  13. Your bike ride sounds just lovely, I hope you had a wonderful time. You make the best table runners Vicki! That fern quilting design is perfect for your runner - it looks great!

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  14. Those batiks are just great. I'm loving the colors in them. They certainly made a beautiful runner.

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  15. Sounds like a great visit with your customer/friend. It must have been exciting seeing your creations used and loved so much.

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  16. Sounds like a couple of great outings this week. Both table runners turned out beautifully. Happy stitching this week.

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  17. Eager and satisfied customers are the best.

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