Back in the Saddle Again! I'm Quilting a Fall Table Runner (Pics)

Discussion in 'Hobbies' started by speckledhen, Oct 5, 2013.

  1. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

    My good pal Ladyhawk (Cetawin on BYC, for those who don't know) gave me this book about table toppers and runners for all seasons awhile back. Now, it has lots of applique, which I just cannot do, never could, but I am making a table runner for fall to sell in our shops. I'm chain piecing, quilting for the first time in many, many months, since from before the house fire back in March. Yea! It will be hand quilted like all my stuff since I couldn't machine quilt if you gave me a thousand bucks.

    Here is my project in progress. Runner is 16 small log cabin blocks and several borders. Will be minus the pumpkin appliques, as I said. I hate Halloween stuff, but LOVE fall stuff, so this is a great project. Can you hear the singing?? I'm back in the saddle againnnnnnnnn!!! [​IMG]


    Today, Sunday, the center is ready for the outer border (will be the orangey gold leaf fabric rather than pumpkins since that is Autumn-like and I have it already).



    This evening, the top is complete. Binding, after the quilting part, will be one of my medium to dark greens.


    Ready to quilt. Will use "Old Gold" thread in the log cabin blocks and "Brown" at the outer edges so it shows up better on the gold leaves. Will be using an oak leaf template I made for another project last year.


    Finished with binding being whipstitched on the back now:

    Last edited: Oct 12, 2013
  2. CluckCluck18

    CluckCluck18 Songster

    Apr 26, 2010
    Largo, FL
    That turned out so I want to make one! And I love it that you hand quilt it. Some of the machine quilting is amazing but I still think the old fashioned way is best.
    Your book looks like it's from Lynette Jensen of Thimbleberries.
    I love her patterns and fabrics! Thanks for sharing and happy quilting. :D
  3. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

    It is a Thimbleberries book, yep. The fabrics are from my stash, though some might coincidentally be Thimbleberries fabrics, not sure. Thank you for the compliment! You ought to do a table runner. It's gratifying to get a project completed quickly, even with hand quilting.
  4. Balefire

    Balefire Songster

    Apr 11, 2011
    Orwigsburg PA
    Blown away from your georgus work love love love it
  5. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

    You are too sweet, thank you!
  6. minniechicks

    minniechicks Songster

    May 31, 2010
    Phenix City, AL
    Hen that is so pretty. Just love it :)
  7. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

    Thank you, Dana! You're a sweetheart. I hope you're putting that last box of fabric to good use, my friend!
  8. Chickerdoodle13

    Chickerdoodle13 The truth is out there...

    Mar 5, 2007
    Phoenix, AZ
    Beautiful! I've wanted to learn how to quilt for quite a while! Maybe someday I will have time for it!
  9. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

    Hope you do and will show us your first attempts!

    Started quilting this bed runner I had pieced, except for the outer border, prior to the house fire back in March. Was hard to get back into it, but completing the table runner helped jumpstart my interest again.

    Here is the entire runner when I layered it, then next pic shows first block quilted:

  10. eggchel

    eggchel Crowing

    Dec 26, 2006
    Both Coasts
    Your work is always so lovely!!

    I especially like the fall colors you put together in the table runner.


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