Friday, 23 September 2016

Fall Table Runner

Fall has finally arrived so I thought I would share this table runner I finally got out of the WIP pile.

Fall table runner
Fall table runner

I made this runner with scraps a few years ago and had brought to my moms for her to quilt. For some reason it never got quilted and she found it a few weeks ago when she cleaned out one of the closets in her studio.

I thought it would be a great opportunity to practice doing some custom work with the computer designs on the Statler.

Close-up of quilting on fall table runner
Close-up of quilting

I picked a feather block design for the blocks, a leaf design for the sashing, my favourite orange peel for the corner stones and some beautiful maple leaves for the border.

It took me all day to quilt this little table runner. The longest part I think is picking the designs but then trying to get them to fit inside the spaces takes a lot of time and patience as well.

Fall table runner

I am really happy with the end result. It was great practice and I have a nice new table runner for the fall.

I am linking up to TGIFF over at Crazydutchbirdquilts


Wednesday, 14 September 2016

Back in the Swing of Things

I realized yesterday that I started this blog 5 years ago.  I just checked and it was 5 years ago, this week actually.  So I have decided that since it's the fall, a time to get back into routines and new schedules and such, it would also be a good time for me to get back into blogging.  

I hope I still have a few followers out there willing to read my posts and check out my quilting projects.  And since I have changed things in my little world of quilting as I have started quilting some quilts for others, I hope you won't mind me sharing some of my customers quilts on here too.  Some of the quilts I have quilted over the past few months have been fun and I would love to share them with you.

Ali's Aviatrix Medallion
Alison's "Aviatrix Medallion"

Kaaren's Stopped Me In My Tracks
Kaaren's "Stopped Me In My Tracks" Quilt

Of course you can always find me on my Facebook page and on Instagram where I post stuff regularly as well, but I will be making a real effort to post here more regularly and share with you some of the fun stuff I will be working on for me and my customers.  

So to start, how about a fabric pull... I am participating in a mystery quilt with my Guild.  Here is my fabric pull for the Mystery Quilt.

Fabric pull
Fabric pull