Monday, 11 March 2013

Some tablerunners

January and February have been busy months with trying to catch up on some UFO's (unfinished objects :-).  Table runners have been a great way to try out some fun new quilting techniques.  I purchased Jacquie Gering's book, Modern Quilts, and have been having fun experimenting with some of the ideas in the book and from her blog.  Here is the snowman table runner I made probably two years ago and finally got it on my table 10 days before Spring LOL.  At least it will be ready for next year for the whole winter season.  It goes well with the knitted snowmen my daughter in law made me for Christmas:


Aren't these snowmen cute?

 the quilting

 These tablerunners are very quick with a border print and a 60 degree ruler:

I made a narrow table runner with the matching snowman fabric for the china cabinet in our kitchen.  The snowmen look great there as well :-)

I did some straight line quilting along the sides of this runner:

The cabinet was made by my friend's father and we stained it and applied the varathane and handles to match the kitchen cabinets.

My collection of Dutch and English coffee/tea and related tins are displayed on the top

I inherited my Mom's dishes after she passed away last year and they look very nice in this cabinet

The teapot and cream and sugar are my favourite:

Don't the snowmen look happy?  The left snowman lost her hat on the way to the photo session :-)

I also finished a table runner for fall, so I'm ahead.  This was done with Cheryl Phillips ruler and a Kaffe Fasset fabric.  

 It's a little hard to see on the photo, but I quilted lines about 1/4" apart in the floral areas echoing the curved insets.  On the brown part, I quilted lines back and forth which was a lot of quilting, but gave it a really neat texture (if you click on the photo, it will enlarge to see the quilting better):

I took a class awhile ago on the folded log cabin.  this was a fun project as well and will be the fall runner for the cabinet above.  I feel so organized :-) to be ready for fall LOL
Closeups of the blocks:

I guess I'd better get moving and make some Spring table runners!


HeatherVMS said...

Very cute! Did the lady snowman loose her hat?

Anita said...

Wow, you got a lot of things finished up! I'm impressed that you are ready for Fall. It will be such fun to just pull out those runners in September instead of just imagining how nice they would look! I love your inherited dishes! What pattern are they? I've never seen that pattern before.

Mary-Kay said...

I love your table runners. And the folded log cabin one is impressive. How does that hold up for washing in the machine? It certainly is striking!

Jacqui's Quilts said...

Anita...the pattern of the china is by Johnson Brothers, England; Windsor Ware and I think the pattern is called Wakefield. My Mom and Dad got the set from Dad's brothers and sisters as an engagement gift in 1955. These dishes were sold in a lovely old fashioned Department store called Anderson's. Still miss that store. It had really cool elevators operated by a very stern gentleman LOL. We were scared of him as kids.

Maureeneh said...

Great work, Jacqui. How about teaching a workshop on the folded log cabin blocks?