My birthday was last week, and as a present to myself I decided to take a couple days and quilt some of my own projects for a change. It felt really good to do that. I have had these table runners pieced and waiting. This one was made with charm squares using a pattern from Anka's Treasures book On The Run Again. It's the one on the cover. I quilted it with a ruler and straight lines in the center stars and free motion swirls all around.
Also from the same book, this next one has a contemporary feel. I just quilted a grid of squares. I spy two flamingos!
Several posts back I shared the Maple Star blocks I was making from the Moda Fresh Cut fabrics. I made six blocks using charm squares along with coordinating fabric for the background and border. I really liked the way these stars turned out. I made two table runners like this. They are quilted edge to edge with my pattern Camillas. So pretty!
I had leftover fabric from the Maple Stars, and so I was experimenting with some small Dresden plate ideas, and this is what I came up with. There was not as much contrast between the Dresden plates and the background as I wanted, but I was just using the charm squares I had. I think it is pretty in a shabby chic sort of way. I did some free motion on this one which was really fun!
This final table runner I made using my Scrap Crazy 6 templates with jelly roll strips and a yellowish cream background. I quilted with a little ruler work in the diamonds and other free motion designs.
I took these photos outside in the grass today, and they sure didn't come out as nicely as I would have liked. I'll have to keep experimenting with photography. Anyhow...
Now I have some binding to do, and that will be more fun! I enjoy doing that by hand. It's relaxing to me. When they're finished these will probably be added to my Etsy shop.
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This is me...
I LOVE to quilt, and every day I must sew for my sanity!