Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Table Runners

I made four table runners for Christmas presents this year.  One I had made last year but there was a mistake that I wanted to fix.  I finally fixed it and gave it to its lovely new owners, my brother and his wife.

The three others were for my friends that meet every month.  We have been meeting for over ten years now, pretty faithfully.  They are warm and supportive women who are wonderful to be around.  I always feel uplifted and my soul feels hugged every time we meet.  How special is that?  I am very grateful for them.

One table runner that I have posted here has a story behind it.  Many years ago, one of the girls in the group, "L" had bought this fabric bundle from Joanns with these Southwestern fabrics.  Her and I had been to Phoenix together so it had special meaning.  I went to Joannes and bought the same fabric pack.  For the longest time I have been wanting to make something with them and give it to her.  THis was before quilting came into my life.  I finally found the perfect thing All Quilts- this table runner.  Very simple design but with the right fabrics it could look stunning.  I made her the runner using the South West designs.  I quilted "ole" and "fiesta" on it, along with some designs I had picked up from The Free Motion Quilting Project.
The other two (dang), I did not photograph because I came right down to the wire, finishing them up before bringing them to our get together to give away. The next time I am at one of their houses I am going to photograph them. I liked them so much that I am considering making a quilt out of them.

1 comment:

kat said...

What a wonderful gift!