Friday, October 3, 2014

Machine Quilting….Table Runners

I have had a pile of table runners in the Thread Shed 

that I made 8 or 10 years ago….eeek!

It is time to finish them or forget them:

5 inch charm packs make great table runners…

I finished this one years ago…it was a class sample.

Back side of sunflower runner

Table runners are a good size 

to practice your free motion quilting!

There are 4 more runners….in progress….. in the pile.

I have decided to finish them and give them away as gifts.

It will feel good to get these done 

and out of the Thread Shed.

This one has the backing on already and is ready to quilt:

I have decided to do some 

straight line quilting on this one…

Square Spiral Stencil

Poly Sheen Thread has a nice shine to it…

I am working on the Bernina today so that I may use

the walking foot for all that straight line quilting…

This runner lent itself nicely to straight line quilting…

I chalked out the first 3 or 4 lines,

then I just used the edge of the walking foot as a guide 

for stitching the lines...

You can find this stencil here:

This is the next one under the needle:

1930's Depression Era 

Reproduction fabrics…..charm pack

After all the previous straight line stitching...

I couldn't keep from feathering this quilt!

I turned off the lights in the thread shed:

The natural light pouring through the window 

highlights the stitches beautifully…

This is a polyester batting 

so the stitching shows up very well.

And….then there were two:

I am hoping to get back to these later this week

while I am in the…..Get'er done mood!

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May Your Bobbin Always Be Full,

LuAnn Kessi


Vicki W said...

You are on a roll! I love the way the prairie points gathered with the quilting. It's even cuter with that effect. What if you combined the last 2 into 1 reversible runner?

Art by Rhoda Forbes said...

Gorgeous array of runner, love the first one the sunflower adds so much. Also must comment on the gorgeous quilting.

Diane Bouse said...

The sunflower is my favorite as well. They are all lovely though. I especially like the feather quilting. Very nice.

LuAnn Kessi said...

Thanks so much for all of your kind comments. Table runners… much instant gratification. So glad I don't have to look at them piled up in the Thread Shed any longer.
My Best To You,
LuAnn in Oregon