Sunday, February 1, 2009

Table toppers/table runners

Can you tell I'm not too into football? Here we are in the middle of the SuperBowl and I'm blogging! I have a table runner in progress that's supposed to look like apples. I'm doing some fairly detailed hand quilting in the large solid areas, but it's a tone on tone cream background and cream colored thread, so I'm not sure it's going to show up enough to warrant the time it's taking. And those purple disappearing marking pens? They're great, but don't mark more than you are going to stitch in one sitting, because they do truly disappear! (Isn't it funny how the lessons you learn the hard way are the ones that really stick with you?!!) The square table topper is one I made a couple of months ago. I made a runner for my china cupboard as well, but there's too much stuff on it to photograph it. Someday everything will be in it's place, but until then, I don't/can't sweat the small stuff. Life's too short!


  1. aunt donna you're a quilting fool!! i can use a saw and hammer with the best of them, but i just can't seem to find the patience to do the quilting. i love looking at your work, and i love what you did with grandmas fabric. please note, the picture of my kitchen was on the good side of the room, you didn't want to see the counters, to do the projects sometimes other things just find the best angle!!!!

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