When I got ready to quilt two table runners, I was trying to figure out how to quilt them and I finally decided to use the Baptist fan stencil, which is becoming my favorite way to quilt things - especially small things. I like the large stencil that I got from Barb even on small items like table runners.
I had these stars already done and found them in a box, along with the stripy blocks which I just had to make a few more of, and put this table runner together. I had to go get some more brown fabric and my quilting buddy and I went to Grandma's Attic in Dallas, OR - which is our 2nd favorite quilt shop. I got the brown for the border there.
I also bought the backing fabric, which was on the sale shelf for only $3.00 per yard - there were 2 yards left on the bolt! You can see the quilting better from the back.
I don't remember if I showed this "bright kitty" fabric before, but I purchased a yard of it at a shop in Des Moines, Iowa in April. I made a table runner with different size blocks and have the kittys facing in all directions, so if it's on a table you can see the kitties from each side.
Again, the fan quilting seemed to work best and I quilted it with a gold thread, but used a purple and pinkish variegated thread for the black border.
We went to a quilt guild meeting on Monday and I won a kit for this lap quilt, which I put together today. I have the backing ready to go and need to see if I have enough batting to baste it - I don't think I do.
The weather is very hot this week, but not up to 100º. The 90s is hot enough for me. My echinacea plant just started to bloom.
The humming birds love this crocosmia flower. Unfortunately, it doesn't last very long.
This is what's left of the hosta planted in front of my house in the shade after the deer ate all the leaves and the one flower from it. I think next year I'll just plant some more begonias because they seem to do fine there.
Keep cool everyone!