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.