Thursday, October 21, 2010

hostess gifts

My husband and I were given hospitality last week
on our trip.
A couple of wonderful meals and
great fellowship with friends.
A thank you note would be sufficient....
But a quilted gift is lots more fun!!!!
Twin table runners.
14" x 30"
For two sets of great hosts and hostesses!!!

You can see I used lots of white scraps for the background.
I really like that part!!!!

My simple shapes were ironed on using steam a seam and
a simple zigzag stitch around each one.
Good thing I had some matching thread!!!
The long vine is cut 1" wide, machine basted in thirds
and then stitched down.
After zigzagging it down I took the basting stitch out.
Super simple!!

I machine quilted a few lines to help stabilize
and make my handwork easier...
The hand quilting NOW begins!!!!


  1. These are stunning, and will go well in any home. May I host you sometime?

  2. I agree with Nifty Quilts. I'll host you!

  3. What a wonderful thought! I too would love to receive something so pretty! I like the scrap background; it adds so much interest. I really need to try fusible applique sometime...don't know what holds me back...Maybe a tute would help??? :)

  4. They're beautiful - I'm sure the recipients were delighted with them. I love applique but never think to give it a go. Putting it over the pieced background is very effective.
    Teresa x

  5. I like the pieced background for the runners.


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