Sunday, 18 January 2009

Table Runner.


Hi, In my last post I showed the placemat I made in these beautiful, fresh Amy Butler fabrics. Well, I've just finished this table runner to go with it. And although I say it myself I think it's great! It's only a short table runner so hasn't run very far - ha ha.
I did some what I call twirly quilting on it. It looks fine on the front but the stitches don't catch properly on the back. This is ok for somthing like this or a wall hanging but I want to quilt a bed quilt with free motion quilting and the stitches need to be good on the back and front. Well this leads to the fact that I need (want) a new machine! I have decided that it has to be a Bernina so I now have to save up some pennies to pay for one. I'm even doing some extra shifts at work to earn the money - I must be desperate!




Below is a preview of the bag I'm making for my friend's 40th birthday pressie. I love those purple batik fabrics. I need to give it to her on Tuesday or maybe Wednesday and as usual I will be rushing to finish it in time. Why do I always do that?


Bye for now, Maria.

10 comments:

Linda M. Poole said...

Your blog is such a colorful and joyful one to read. Glad I stopped by...Linda
http://lmpoole.blogspot.com

wonderwoman said...

your table runner is great - i love the twirly quilting! and your friend's present is looking gorgeous - such beautiful colours.

xx

Sherri said...

The table runner is gorgeous...and I still can't get over how beautifully it coordinates with the bowl! The quilting is beautiful as well!

Amanda said...

Lots of gorgeous colours for us to look at today.

Marie said...

Hi Maria, Love your table runner and the bag your making too.Hope all is good with the family. Hugs,Marie

Ravenhill said...

Such a beauty! I love the stitching you have done on it!
~Emily

Simone de Klerk said...

Maria, your table runner definitely is great! The quilting looks very good too. I still have to learn that. Isn't it wonderful to look forward to a new sewing machine!
BTW I LOVE the colors of your work. They brighten up your day!

Sarah said...

oh I really want to learn to do that swirlly thingo as well. Just have not read and set the machine up to have a go. To nervous and hey way to much to do!

sewkalico said...

Gorgeous runner!! And the bag will be fab too, I'm sure!!

Rachel said...

Beautiful table runner, Maria! And the bag looks great too, I love that purple colour.
:)