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Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Night & Day table runner

Mom and Dad are going on a trip and Mom purchased two of my table runners - one as a wedding gift and the other as a hostess gift. I have no idea which is which but, of course, one wasn't quilted when she decided she wanted it, in fact it had been sitting for quite some time while I ruminated about how to quilt it. I had already quilted random straight lines in the border and needed something to match so when I reviewed the pattern book (Night & Day by Eleanor Burns) I found just what I needed: double swirls and more straight lines in the stars.

I know these are pretty washed out but they show the texture pretty well. There isn't a lot of value difference in the green and purple batiks so I would choose different fabrics next time but I still like this runner.

You can see on the "front" pic to the left that I am still working on the binding. I went back to my fav method with 2" strips and sewing it down by hand with an applique type stitch.


Me and My Stitches said...

Very nice! And it worked out for you and for your Mom (not to mention the lucky recipients!).

Janet O. said...

When you do those straight lines in the border and in the stars, do you mark or use tape or just wing it? I have three table runners that need immediate quilting and am grateful for this inspiration. : )

Denise :) said...

Sarah, your quilting on these is just lovely. I really love the second one, in particular! Really beautiful!! :)