Thursday, January 31, 2013

2 Finished Table Runners

Last night was binding night at my house so I cuddled up under my Shabby Roses quilt and stitched away. The first table runner I finished was my Valentine's Day table runner which I'm now calling I Heart Pink.
This runner is made using a Thimbleberries pattern called "Queen of Hearts". It was a give-away item from a 2 day quilt shop hop I attended years ago with my Mom and two of her friends. I decided to quilt it using wavy lines using my walking foot without marking. I did the first line across the middle and then loosely echoed it. Not only was this a lot of fun to do but I really like the relaxed look of it!
I think I was done quilting this in about 30 minutes! I'll definitely be doing waves again.
Next up was my Christmas Stretched Stars table runner. I found a perfect tiny Christmas metallic floral in my stash to use for binding but I had to improvise when I was about 10" short. Luckily I had a wonky strip left from squaring up the fabric so I took a leftover strip of the background fabric for I Heart Pink and improvised a filler strip. Whew~!

I've decided to call this one Leoni's Floral Stars after the swap hostess who ran the most wonderful monthly nickel (5" charm) & noodle (2.5" strip) swap group that I've been lucky enough to be a part of! I used Pat Speth's "Nickel Quilts" book for inspiration. Autumn Stretched Stars is the pattern.

I'm so happy that I changed course and made it into a long (18" by 54") table runner instead of a square topper. I love how it looks on our dining room table. My only regret is that I'll have to wait a year to enjoy it.
The fabrics are so stunning! Look at that beautiful cardinal perched on his glittery branch.
I love the heavy gold edging on those red roses - another favorite of mine.
A peek at a few more - I think the paisleys are fun and break up the poinsettias and holly nicely.
These are UFO Finishes #8 & #9 for 2013. And, I'm up to 25 UFO Finishes on my UFO Countdown... which means I get got to do a little quilty shopping as a reward. Yes, it arrived today!

I'm linking up to TGIFF, Can I Get a Whoop Whoop and Link a Finish Friday.

January Finishes


  1. It does look good on your table and you won't have to wait a whole year. It's already February and you can get it out for Thanksgiving -- that's only 43 weeks away! LOL

    Seriously, it'll be worth the wait!

  2. Such pretty eye candy! And you can see your table, what a novel concept, lol!

  3. Doing great in the finishing department!
    and they're both gorgeous!

  4. Great finishes. I love the Christmas fabrics.....and the paisley fabric is fabulous.

  5. Beautiful table runners and the wave quilting looks wonderful. Pretty inventive to get your binding to work on the Christmas runner, love those fabrics too!

  6. Love the stretched stars runner. I think I have a goodly number of those prints but the paisley is definitely a special addition. I seem to be in "table runner" mode lately, too! Have so many birthdays coming up so I hope these will 'fill the bill' for those needs (and terrific stash busters!). Great the wavy line stitching. Hugs, Doreen

  7. Beautiful! I love both of your table runners. I want to make one now! LOL New follower from Richard and Tanya Quilts.

  8. Oh yes! Love those metallics and they just simply sparkle in that lovely runner! And the hearts topper is too sweet! Great finishes!!!!

  9. Beautiful vibrant colours in your table runner and cute topper. I like your wavey quilting :)

  10. Both are just beautiful runners, and those Christmas prints are gorgeous! I don't think I could wait for Christmas! :o)

  11. WOW, you have been busy!!!
    Do you sleep??? LOL
    I love the table runners..the heart one is perfect for this month

  12. I like how those hearts go looks great!

  13. Ooh, nice work, Deb! Love both of your runners - whoop whoop!!


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