Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Flirting With Fall

OK, so I totally copied this idea from Anina. I don't think she'll mind...I hope she takes it as a compliment. I loved hers, pumped her for information, then came up with this table runner. I love it. It was very fun to machine quilt, doing a different 'design' in each strip. While suffering with the flu last week, the B man had to tolerate the hum of the machine and my exclamations of glee after every little strip-quilt-stint in the middle of the afternoon. I like to click on the picture to see the detail and I recommend it to you because my picture taking skillz are lacking.

BUT, yesterday I viewed Jacquie's very pretty runner and now don't love mine as much! Whew, I just can't keep up! I would like to have a table runner for every season or holiday, well... I already do ~ almost...moderation in all things. I used orange and green thread, but wasn't real brave to do it on the ivory colored strips, now I wish I would have. I used a gorgeous fabric on the back (forgot to photo it) that hides the quilting.


Now, can you notice?... this front door ditty is complete with found buttons and hanging apple tree branch? The buttons were lost in that little baggie for 2 months in my hmmm...where else, but my... SEWING ROOM! All this red, white and blue fluff around here is looking like I'm either 2 months late OR 10 months early!!! I'll take the later...

Take Care.~~~

15 comments:

Nedra said...

I loved your fall table runners. Doesn't feel too much like fall here yet. I think it's been close to 100 degrees the last few days. I'm missing the beautiful fall colors of up north. Enjoy!

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

the flag is super and so is the table runner . Love them good job.

Anina said...

Ooh! It's lovely! I'm glad you figured it out.

Nancy said...

I really do like the table runner, and the fabrics that you chose. The quilting looks fab too.

Karen said...

Machine quilting with your machine? and it works? Does that table runner happen to be my football field size? Just kidding, but maybe in yellow and blue.

Cheryl said...

Great, great runner!!! I can't wait till Fall. We are still hitting 90 here and humid. Wonderful flag :-)!

Judy said...

How beautiful. I really need to get out of my fog, and start sewing again.

Corrie said...

Super cute! So is Anina's. Fun.

jacquie said...

oooh i so disagree with you...this is so beautiful. i've been wanting to make one like anina's too. totally lovely!!!

em's scrapbag said...

I love the runner. Your quilting is great. What a fabulous idea.

Kathi said...

Hi Diane, you have beautiful quilts. You are very talented. Kathi

amandajean said...

what a great table runner!

amber_waves said...

I saw the table runner in person and it is absolutely fabulous!!

Lily Boot said...

Oh I love the quilt - what great fabrics! And I'm tricked by the idea of a different quilting design in each bar. When I get more adventurous I will definitely give this a go!

Kathi said...

I love it