Saturday, January 24, 2015

TABLE RUNNER AND TOPPER

One day while looking in my closet, I noticed this zig zag table runner that I had pieced, so I decided to get it quilted.  I had bought a large stack of charm squares when we were in New Hampshire for our anniversary in 2012.


I'm going to put this up for sale in my Easy shop.


In the mean time, I had an idea for another table runner.  I like to keep one on my coffee table and I like to have several to change out for the seasons.  I'm not sure if I'm going to put these three blocks together like this or not, but I like the colors and fabrics.


We have a round table that has two leaves.  In Texas, we had a larger dining area, so we always kept one leaf in it, but now in a smaller house, we are keeping it round.  So, I decided to make a table topper that will be more suitable for a round table.  I had this pattern by Atkinson Designs that I had bought a few years ago and decided to make the medium sized one which measures  30" x 35".


I wanted to use reproduction fabrics - of course!  It took me a while to figure out how I wanted to quilt it, but I'm happy with the plan.  You can see the quilting better from the back of it - especially for the dark border triangles.





You can see the dark border triangles a little in this picture.


I'm getting in the swing of things again and it feels good!  This week just flew by for me.  I can't believe it's Saturday already.  Have a good week-end!

10 comments:

Frederique said...

Beautiful quilting, I love your table runner.

I'm running a fabric giveaway, you are welcome to enter and win fabrics from Fat Quarter Shop!

---"Love" said...

Thanks for more HS inspiration! I still have not begun my stack, but I will soon. Your new table topper, fabrics and pattern, is beautiful, but your quilting is absolutely gorgeous! Your dedication to practice has certainly paid off! -"Love"

a good yarn said...

As always Ruth, your quilting is first rate and your projects simply shine as a result. Your table topper is a striking piece.

Janet O. said...

You have some very pretty purple projects--I love purple!
But your round table topper is my favorite. Very nice job on the quilting!

Beth said...

The table runner is just beautiful and your feathers are perfect.
Love the table topper, and the quilting on that is gorgeous.
You are on a roll.....:)
Happy stitching

Lesley said...

Beautiful projects! Your quilting is fabulous!

Karen said...

The quilting is beautiful on your new table topper.

Debbie Lou said...

Great table topper. Your quilting is beautiful. I really need to practice more. Your work is lovely. Enjoy!

Katie said...

Beautiful quilting! I'm glad to hear you're getting back in the swing of things, too.

Barb said...

gorgeous quilting!!