but it's not quite done.
I just need to hand stitch the binding down on the back.
It's the perfect activity for today...since I have a friend visiting.
The two things I love to do!!!
I love these table runners so much.
I may even make one for me!!!
I wondered what to use for the binding,
and let me tell you!!!
I found the perfect scrap!!!
I sure wish you could come over to my house and
get a good look and feel!!!
It a curious, old, cotton that has a little bit of
shine on one side.
Does anyone know what that old vintage shiny
cotton is called???
I had just enough for both table runners.
It's the perfect color!!
You can see I machine quilted a few lines
hand quilted a few lines with embroidery floss.
I'm so happy with these two little gifts.
A great way to end the week.
I'll add this to Amy's sew and tell...
I'm going to clean up.
I won't be able to sew and talk if my house is a mess!
I wonder if it is what we used to call polished cotton? Love those runners.ReplyDelete
Those are so neat looking!ReplyDelete
This is so pretty. They remind me of pomegranates. I like your combination of machine and hand quilting very much!ReplyDelete
Beautiful!! You hand stitching really adds a nice touch.ReplyDelete
Beautiful pomegranate runners...I just love the curved vines.ReplyDelete
They just look so elegant. The recipients are going to adore them.ReplyDelete
Gorgeous; I love the softspoken background and the bold applique together with the hand stitching! Have a wonderful weekend, Beth!ReplyDelete
They're beautiful, Beth! The applique is perfect, and your hand quilting adds the perfect finishing touch!ReplyDelete
Don't you love the pair of them? your strip background adds to the visual interest, and the running quilted stitch is so neat to the texture, you make me want to touch them! Is the "shiny" you are talking about what we used to call polished cotton...? You have another beautiful finish, here!ReplyDelete
Beautiful! I love everything about them, especially the hand stitched lines!!! Pomegranates are perfect for fall!ReplyDelete
just lovely. I've been meaning to combine hand and machine quilting in a project.ReplyDelete
Just popped in for the first time. Your blog is wonderful. This is one of the prettiest table runners I've seen. I'll be back.ReplyDelete
What a wonderful table runner! I'm sure your gifts will be loved!!ReplyDelete
As I said before, I love the table runnders and putting them together just shows off how well matched and even they are. I like to quilt with embroidery floss too. I was given a big pile of lots of different colours so love to rummage and choose the best colour to use whether contrasting or comlimenting.ReplyDelete
These are lovely table runners! I love your applique and hand stitching. You definitely should make one (or more) for yourself!ReplyDelete
Very pretty! Love the combination of the machine and hand embroidery floss stitching.ReplyDelete