Sunday, November 13, 2016

COURTHOUSE STEPS TABLE RUNNER

It's our daughter's birthday; and since I hadn't
 made her a table runner, I decided to whip one up this week for her.
She loves the rustic, western look; and has lots of neat cowboy collectibles --- many from our family's heritage.

The court house steps block is always an easy, go-to pattern; and I thought the pattern would be apropos.  She was adopted, and we brought her home at three weeks of age from the local courthouse!!!!   I made my first parenting mistake with her on those courthouse steps.  I thought I knew everything about parenting then as we already had a four-year-old; and no child of mine was going to have a pacifier.  So, as we walked out on those steps there was a trash barrel; and I threw her pacifier right out of her mouth and into that trash barrel.  Regret, regret ------ she became a dedicated thumb sucker, and consequently endured 10 years of orthodontics.  I learned my lesson, and our grandchildren had no complaints from me about their pacifiers. 
All of the fabrics are from my scraps/stash.  I finished it up with some wavy machine quilting using a variegated thread.
Easy, peasy ---- hope she likes it.
Happy Birthday, Jenni!  Birthday cake and presents today, then in three weeks we will celebrate Adoption Day with dinner.  It was such a special experience -- we celebrate twice.

I'm joining the following:
Love Laugh Quilt for Monday Making
Cooking Up Quilts for Main Crush Monday
Quilt Story for Fabric Tuesday
Sew Fresh Quilts for Let's Bee Social Wednesday
Have a Daily Cup for Share Your Cup Thursday
Quilting Readers Garden for WIPS Be Gone Friday
Confessions of a Fabric Addict for Can I Get a Whoop Whoop Friday
Crazy Mom Quilts for Finish it up Friday
Sew Can She for Show Off Saturday

6 comments:

Cathy said...

The cowboy fabric is so cute!! I'm sure she loved it!

Bonnie said...

Wonderful table runner. And, I love your story. Happy BD and Adoption day to all of you.

Pale Blue Corner said...

Very nice table runner, the horse in the center is a very good idea.
Cheers,
Emese

Sarah @ mila+cuatro said...

I love doing organic wavy lines for quilting, lovely gift!

Gemini Jen NZ said...

What a special event for your family, an adoption, and so great to hear that you celebrate it each year. I love the connection with the courthouse steps pattern.

Jann Olson said...

Oh, I bet she loved it Sally! It will go great with her western style. Thanks for sharing with SYC.
hugs,
Jann