Monday, August 24, 2009

One of my oldest UFO's is Done

And it is mine!

I started this nearly 2 years ago as a Christmas gift for my husband's brother and wife. I also started another one at the same time, which I thought I liked better. The applique was not yet on this runner then. I put the question to him of "Which runner do you like best to send to your brother", and he chose the other one. I was kind of bummed, but didn't back down from his decision. I finished that one, and promptly packed this one away for 20 months! A few weeks ago, I found it and decided I was in the mood to do the applique. I am so completely thrilled with his making me keep it!
I only realized after I thought it was finished that I forgot a couple of stems to the purple flowers!! Oops...I'm just pretending that they are "floating" flowers.
I quilted it in a variagated rose thread. I was a little bit tentative about doing this, versus a neutral tan, but I love the effect.
...probably need a double click to see detail in natural outdoor lighting.
The dark purple is a Loni Rossi that I picked up for $3/yard last year. I used it on the flowers as well as a flanged border by the binding.
And a glimpse at the back. The rose thread shows nicely against the green, and is most unexpected. Rather pretty texture I think too.
On a different note...I am still ridding my stash of novelties. These are Project Linus quilts #47 and 48 (unless I lost count).
Bold, dontcha think! It uses up some scrap strips as well as some very loud cat fabric. In 3 weeks I will bring all of my Linus quilts to a local store that is giving 3/4 yard of fabric PER quilt (Yes, that will be about 40 yards of free, top quality quilting fabric for ME!!!!). Can't wait :-)


Anonymous said...

Gorgeous, love the fabrics! It is definitely a keeper, unless you want to send it to me!:-))

Fiesta said...

Margaret, that runner is definetly a wow!

Gina said...

Love the table runner

love and hugs Gina xxx

SewCalGal said...

Absolutely beautiful. Love the design, fabrics, color & quilting. You did a fantastic job.


Ivory Spring said...

What a beautiful tablerunner. The quilting really adds to it.