Saturday, August 18, 2012

Quilted Table Runner

Well this started out to be a Mug Rug, well putting it together it looked bigger than a placemat but not quite big enough to be a table runner, but that is what I am calling it.

Ok so I know your not suppose to pick out your faults but that is just the way I am...LOL!  I could not get the centers to match up, the sides were perfect but that center, oh did it give me troubles, I finally just went with it, not that it is all done I am thinking maybe if I had turned the blocks maybe, but I am not about to tear it apart again, will just have to set something in the center to cover it up :)

Here is a close up of the front and the machine quilting I did.  I saw somewhere that you cut your shapes you want to quilt out of wax paper, iron them to the quilt and do your machine quilting around it.  Well that may be a good idea for someone that has had a lot of practice machine quilting, this is only my second attempt at it and that was quite awhile ago.  I usually hand quilt but didn't want to take out that much time.

You can see the quilting I did of the leaves on the back a little easier than the front, I wanted something that could be for fall so I thought an oak leaf was a good choice, I had a template for one allready so that worked out nice.

If you would like to attempt something like this, I found the idea on Pintrest you can find it Here .
She has a link to where the actual instructions are.  I used 1 1/2 inch squares on mine.

It was nice to quilt again, and these small projects are just the right size to not be too overwhelming but lets me do what I love!

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by,
Hope you have a wonderful weekend,


Leslie Miller said...

It looks great on both sides, Connie. I love the leaf pattern of the machine quilting. I have to say I can't really find any fault with it at all and I would be proud to use it under a table centerpiece. It's lovely!

Cheryl said...

This is so pretty! Makes me want to quilt again. I've only ever made a lap quilt, but it turned out to be such fun. As for the center, maybe you could throw this in the washer and dryer. It makes the areas around the stitching crinkle up and it covers up all kinds of mistakes--believe me, it worked miracles on my lap quilt!