Friday, July 10, 2009

Tablerunners and Hummingbirds

Have completed a few little projects so far this month, all for me (a couple for Etsy too that I will post later).

This is a tablerunner I started one day when I was just fooling around with some fabric. The fans are cheater fabric and were already cut up into individual fan squares when I purchased them at a yard sale. I had enough squares to make the 3 circles; I played with them a lot before I decided on this option. The border fabric is from the Calliope fabric line.

Close up of the circles. I outlined quilted each piece of the fans, stippled in the middle and in the border between the circles.

Another close-up.

Picture of the back.

This little runner has a very long story to it that I will save for another day. Right now it is adorable little runner that is heavily quilted.


Close up of the leaves with red veins.

Picture of the back.

Close-up of the back. As you can see my machine does not like rayon thread, it just rips it and eats it up. Unfortunately, I only had 1 red thread at the time and was forced to continue quilting with it.

Here is a cute little hummingbird quilt. It is a dish towel but I cut the hummingbirds out and the rest of it up for rags.

Close-up of the hummingbirds. They are outlined and then stipple quilting between the birds. A vine of flowers is quilted in the first border.

And the whole reason I bought the towel - a Calliope hummingbird!

Picture of the back and more hummingbirds.

2 comments:

  1. Okay, here's the closeup I was looking for:) I like! And I think I know the story of the leaves. It looks pretty like this. Great idea for the hummingbirds!

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  2. wow, Rachel, love your runners...and your machine quilting.

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