Loose Threads: Finished Table Runners and Small Quilt

Monday, September 20, 2010

Finished Table Runners and Small Quilt

When we went to North Carolina, I took enough hand sewing and knitting along that it looked I was going to attend a month long retreat.  Somehow in my mind I always think I will be able to sew and get so much more done than I actually do.  Maybe that is just the way a quilter thinks???   I was really too tired at night to do anything that I had to concentrate on a lot.  I did the machine quilting on these two table runners the week before we left, and while I was gone I sewed the bindings down.  I posted these two runners in a previous post as just tops.  One of the runners had a brown background.  I asked for input on which background you preferred, and the black background won hands down.  After seeing them side by side, I agreed that the black made the other colors pop.  So I took one apart and replaced the brown with black.  This runner pattern is in a book called Let's Do Lunch by Atkinson Designs.
This quilt was in my guest room upstairs.  Once in awhile I refold my quilts, and when I opened this one up the binding was sewn on by machine, but the handwork wasn't done.  No wonder it was folded with the binding where you couldn't see it.  So I took it along with me and finished sewing the binding on it, too.  The flowers on the corners are appliqued by hand, and I machine quilted this one. 
This photo was probably 2 1/2 or 3 feet wide.  As the elevator doors opened at the hotel in North Carolina, there were these two eyes glaring at you.   It was always good for a laugh. 

Hope you are finding time to stitch!!!!    


Mary Lou Casada said...

Hey, LuAnn!
The table runners are cute as they can be, and the basket quilt is stunning! I love basket quilts -- and the log cabins border makes it extraordinary, doesn't it!! I like the pieced binding, too. I've never tried that, but I think I will on the Batik Stars that I'm working on.
WHO WHO WHO :-) put that Owl up!?!?! Scary! LOL (does it feel like its eyes are following you whereever you are in the room!?!? Freaky! LOL)
Mary Lou

Barb said...

Your runners are adorable as well as the quilt! I hope those eyes don't glow in the dark!

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

LuAnn, they are all so lovely, you have been so busy...

Maria said...

Love the table runners and your Basket Quilt is just divine.

Barb in Mi said...

Your table runners are beautiful - and well, what can I say about your basket quilt: I hope to be able to make such a beauty when I grow up!

Janet, said...

Your quilt is beautiful! You are very talented. I love it. Maybe someday I will be half as talented as you are with quilting.

Teresa said...

Oh my goodness! Those owl eyes are really freaky! I could imagine him saying something like, "you can't go to bed yet - keep sewing, keep sewing!"

Your finishes are lovely! I especially like the basket quilt!

In stitches,
Teresa :o)

scraphappy said...

Such sweet table runners. I agree that the black does make the colors pop. Isn't it funny how out of sight can mean out of mind? Glad you got the binding done, it always seems to take so much longer than the rest.

Julia said...

LuAnn, they are all so lovely, I LOVE the basket quilt.
Julia ♥

blauraute said...

Dear LuAnn,
thank you very much for your nice comment.
It was wonderful to take a walk on your blog. Your tablerunner is beautiful.
Have a nice weekend

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