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Friday, April 27, 2012

Table Runner Show and Tell

This past Monday morning, I finished the last of my three "spring" table runners but haven't had a spare moment to blog about them until now.  (I think my days are full during the winter, but then spring hits and there is so much to do outside that I currently feel as though I'm on a hamster wheel.)

I hand quilted (very simply) each of the runners and am happy with the way each of them turned out.

This one is on the "display" shelf of a bookcase unit.

I love the look of cross-hatching so did the whole center of this one that way.

This runner sits on top of a storage cabinet in the kitchen near the back door.  The basket on top (hides most of the runner, doesn't it?) holds materials to go back to the library and mail on its way out.

This is the longest runner (42") and could use a little more quilting on it to really show it off, but I had to call it "done" . . . at least for the time being.

It will go on top of this cabinet where we keep the phone, answering service and usually a plant or seasonal decoration.  Right now, the runner isn't placed where it should be because of plants, and other "stuff" from the living room (which we're in the midst of remodeling) temporarily stored there.

I had all the fabric I used for these runners in my stash and if I had been able to work on them in a timely fashion, they wouldn't have taken very long to complete.  They weren't done for Easter (my first goal) but they're done now and I'll most likely keep them out until Fourth of July decorations replace them.

As soon as our living room is finished, I'm really looking forward to having some time in my quilt room this summer to balance out the gardening, lawn mowing, wood cutting, etc. that keeps me outside so much this time of year.


beth said...

All three are beatiful. I like the way they are the same yet different. ;)

beth said...

Oops! Spelling mistake. Better go eat my breakfast so my brain works better. ;/

Susan said...

I think that those are my favorite color combinations - yellow, green and white. Such an uplifting, happy combination. Your usual amazingly beautiful work, of course. They are lovely.

Lisa said...

Love your table runners! Thank you for showing how you are 'placing' them. Your windowsills are nice and deep..very nice. All three runners are so lovely, but I think the first one is still my favorite!

I wanted to personally thank you for your sweet comment about our little pup. I was really struggling the day I wrote that post. She is 'okay' and will live. What a rollercoaster ride these last few days have been.
Thank you again.

Karen L. said...

If these runners belonged to me, I also would be pleased with them. I am also pleased that you are still getting a bit of quilting time in now and then and are posting on your quilt blog. Yay!

Snoodles said...

Love your runners! I'm happy with small projects lately - love the instant gratification of a quick finish! LOL

Mama Pea Quilts said...

Beth - Thanks! I didn't want to make them all identical but because they are all in the same room, I wanted to make them "look alike" somehow.

Susan - I'll tell you a secret: My stashes of green and yellow are bigger than any other colors. I like them, too, obviously!

Lisa - By showing where I've placed them, I can refer back to this post next spring so I won't have to agonize as to what goes where. You see, there is a method to my madness!

Karen L. - You always encourage me (okay, heckle me) to try to keep posting. ;o}

Snoodles - Welcome and thanks for commenting. That is so true. Especially when we don't have as much time to quilt as we would like. Doing small projects that we can actually finish in less than a year is great!

judy said...

green with ENVY------BUT LOVING THEM