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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  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

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

    Thanks! Happy Friday!


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


  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!

    Stopping by from Smart&Trendy Hop

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

  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!

  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.

  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!

  10. Newest follower from the Social Parade Blog Hop. Also following on Facebook and Twitter. If you get a minute please drop in and follow back and feel free to enter some giveaways.

    Have a super weekend!

  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! :)

  12. Turned out great!!! I'm following now from the Social Parade Blog hop!


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