After watching Jenny's Make a Christmas Table Runner Using the Large Wedge Tool, I was inspired to make some as Christmas gifts for family in 2020. They were very well received and I enjoyed thinking about each family as I made them. I made seven total and when my husband asked which one was ours, I realized that I didn't make us one.
A couple of years ago I taught my little grandson to do needle work on heshian. The same way that I was taught many years ago in primary school. I turned his finished work into a gorgeous pot holder which her gave to his mum for mothers day.
I saw Bonnie Hunter's step by step instructions on making her Carolina Chain Quilt. I wasn't in the mood to set the 2 blocks on point so I played around with them and came up with this design using 2" squares from Nana's donation. Hope a child likes it!
I made this one first out of the peach fabrics in my stash and put the pretty dark border on it. I scrambled the pieces all around to really give it a scrappy look. This one I quilted stars in the center of the stars where the other I just shadowed the outline. Again playing with the roses quilting pattern in the background and a really large version of it in the border.
Decided to make a small version on my Tulip Time Table Runner. This one measures 26" x 10.5". I again used MSQC Tulip Fields Pattern only this time I used 2.5" squares instead 5" squares which I used in my larger table runner. Fabric: Grunge Basic Grey for Tulips, Shadow Play by Maywood Studio for leaves and binding, Robert Kaufman Kona Quilt Cotton in Natural for background and 8oz Cotton Natural color canvas painters tarp for backing.
Another pieced table runner created in Oct 2019 (which is the first month I started quilting). This was made for a friend who asked for a Thanksgiving table runner - of course, she never stated which Thanksgiving! Now that I've made the 1000+ mile move and I am finally getting things squared away, I have found several UFOs that need attention. This one only needed to be bound - and I finished that 23 March 2021. (At least it will be in time for this Thanksgiving...right?)
I purchased these fabric ends from a quilt shop that opened a few years ago. I had also purchased the "Mini Twister" and wanted to try it out...and this is the result (I did use some vanilla 5" charms for the border). Again, this was pieced in Nov 2019, but quilted and bound today (Apr 2021). I did put rod pockets on the back so that it could also be used as a wall hanging or something different to hang in the window of my front door. I'm starting to feel better about cleaning up the UFOs.