Monday, September 5, 2016


This was fun --- something different for me --- crazy quilting on the machine.  
 My machine is two years old, but nothing fancy with just a few embroidery stitches built in.  I had never fully experimented with the embroidery function.  It gave me some fits along the way, but I think I finally proved that I was the boss!
My original purpose in doing table runners was to practice some simple machine quilting skills.  And with this runner, I think I've finally mastered quilting-in-the-ditch.
 My inspiration for the Fall colors was my great-grandmother's punch bowl.
Nothing better than Fall in Colorado -- I'm ready with my first table arrangement for the season.

I'm joining the following:
Love Laugh Quilt for Monday Making
Cooking Up Quilts for Main Crush Monday
What a Hoot Quilts for BOMS Away Monday
Quilt Story for Fabric Tuesday
Sew Fresh Quilts for Let's Bee Social Wednesday
Quilting Readers Garden for WIPS Be Gone Friday
Busy Hands Quilts for Finished or not Friday
Confessions of a Fabric Addict for Can I Get a Whoop Whoop Friday
Crazy Mom Quilts for Finish it up Friday


Theresa Morgan said...

I think you did a fantastic job!!! Been wanting to try this too..... When I get finished with Quilting Rm. I'm doing this......Again, I just love it and the materials you picked!!

Sewmotion said...

This is a beautiful take on a traditional skill, and so modern, nice work!

Jayne said...

I never use those features on my machine either!!! Your runner turned out beautiful!

Beth @ Cooking Up Quilts said...

It looks sooo beautiful! I love all the different stitches you used, and the fabric/color choices are fantastic. Just lovely!

Marly said...

Lovely table runner; it's a great medium for practising your skills and the result is stunning.

Marsha Hodgkins said...

That is a beautiful table runner and a fabulous way to use up scraps!!! Thanks for sharing.
Marsha, QuilterinMotion

Kathi Riemer said...

What a good idea, making something beautiful while you practice the options your machine offers. Your table runner is gorgeous!

Carie @ Space for the Butterflies said...

The inspiration is gorgeous, and so very autumnal - what a lovely way to welcome the change in seasons :)

Myra @ Busy Hands Quilts said...

Just in time for fall. It's lovely! Thanks for linking to Finished or Not Friday.