Friday, February 11, 2011

My First Table Runner

I had to share this project with you, I am so excited!!!! This is the first table runner I have done, and I actually did the binding on it, and the piecing and and and .... *sighs happily* I love it!

I followed the tutorial given from Amy Smart at Diary of a Quilter.Well.... ok no I didn't follow the tutorial, I read it and then did it my way, making many potty mouthed mistakes along the way... Next time I will follow the tutorial! Then I tried binding the thing... 3 times, before successfully doing it the right way! AND... I actually did the binding on the machine... and it worked! :) Wooohooo!

It was definitely a learning experience and I can not wait to make another one, actually, so I can see how much I have learned. Plus I love how it looks! My dh was pleasantly surprised as well!

The coloring on this picture is horrid and I can not for the life of me get it any better in editing!

Here is a close-up, I did varied strip sizes and I also did varied quilting lines on each row, and I really like how they look! :) I just used a generic jelly roll from Jo-Ann's. I was not about to spend a lot of money on a designer one until I knew I could do it! hehe

Thanks for looking, and thank you, Amy for the ridiculously awesome tut and all you do to help us beginners out! I have noone in my life to teach me any sewing or quilting etc, so tutorials is all I have and I really appreciate everything people do on blogs to help us learn!

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14 comments:

  1. This is very clever and very beautiful. I have a lovely big dining table which could take a runner. I sometimes put one on at Christmas which has a festive feel.

    Have a great weekend. Found you through Friday blog hop.
    CJ xx

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  2. Very nice! Now following you through Friday Blog Hop! I'd love it if you could follow back!

    Thanks! Happy Friday!

    April
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  3. Love the table runner!
    Hopping by to follow you back.
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  4. Very nice! I'm following you back from:
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    Thanks!

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  5. wow- you did a GREAT job!
    I have made table runners, but I have never quilted.
    And you have a very long looking table!

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  6. Wow that table runner is gorgeous! You did an amazing job with picking your material.

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  7. I love your table runner.... I'm a scrapbooker too, so I'm looking forward to following your blog! Coming to you from Friendly Friday!
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  8. I don't know if you remember but our grandmother was quite the seamstress. You have it in your blood :) the table runner turned out great. I keep wanting to try quilting but I just never seem to get around to it.

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  9. Oooh! I love it! I love the colors and fabrics and you did a wonderful job!! Way to go. You deserve to be proud. Thanks so much for the linky-love and for your kind words. They mean a lot. Can't wait to see the next one!

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    Have a super weekend!

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  11. Omgosh, how talented are you!? :) That tablerunner is gorgeous! I have a sewing machine, but hardly ever use it! looking at this makes me want to use it so bad though ;)
    And silly bean, read your comment at Carolines blog, don't ever feel that you aren't good enough, apply to my call if you want to!! Please do! :) I see you do some hybrid projects too, and I am looking for good hybrid artists too! :) BIG hug! :)

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  12. Turned out great!!! I'm following now from the Social Parade Blog hop!
    Michelle
    http://www.heartfeltbalancehandmadelife.blogspot.com

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