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Saturday, November 3, 2012

"A Table Runner and a Owl."

Hello,

Hope the weekend has started well for you. I joined in Friday Night Sew In last night. I had two finishes which was fantastic.


I actually had the top of the runner finished and had been debating about the quilting. I was thinking about hand quilting it but decided I needed a quick finish. Gosh it was quick compared to the hand quilting I have just done. The main part of the runner is a charm pack which features birds snails butterflies and all things garden.  I used the same blue fabric for the backing binding and border.

I also made up another Owl pincushion on the embroidery machine. I used some thick corduroy for the wings, which is just as good as felt. The needles and pins will fit into it nicely.

Thank you Cheryll for hosting the sew-in.

P.S Can you smell the roses?

Happy days.
Bev C

24 comments:

shez said...

lovely finishes Bev,well done.,yep i can smell the roses,lol.xx

Karen said...

Great table runner and the roses look gorgeous!

Jeanette said...

Lovely finishes. Yep can just smell those gorgeous roses. :) Hugs,

Noela said...

Lovely finish. It certainly is faster to quilt on the machine but it is also nice to hand quilt so I think a bit of both works out well otherwise I would never finish anything. The roses are beautiful.
Hugs......

Maria said...

Love the runner Bev! And those roses are beautiful and yes! I can smell them :-)

Maria said...

Nice colours in your table runner and the owl is a hoot..
I can smell the roses here,just gorgeous....

Michelle Ridgway said...

Your runner is so pretty and fresh and a very cute wee owl. Great finishes Bev.

FarahLin said...

Love the table runner, Bev - the colours are so pretty! Cute owl and beautiful roses too.

Anthea said...

the roses are so pretty Bev, but of course that's because they're from your garden, you clever Green Thumb!
Beautiful table runner, very pretty for Spring... a lovely finish.
x

Simone de Klerk said...

Love the quilting to your runner, Bev!
Have a good weekend!

Cathy (aka CrafteeCC) said...

WOW! such a pretty table runner ;-)
thanks for visiting me on FNwF

Cheryll said...

Ooh love the table topper... so pretty! And can we see a close up of the owl pin cushion...looks fantastic!! :)

barb's creations said...

Love the table runner and the owl pincusion is soooo cute :) Barb.

barb's creations said...

Love the table runner and the owl pincusion is soooo cute :) Barb.

Narelle said...

Your roses top off your pretty table runner beautifully.
Little owl looks happy there too :o)

Charlie and Wendy said...

Your table runner is lovely, it's so nice to get a finish isn't it! Wendy xx

Bobbie Lynn said...

Looks like Spring there. A very sweet little owl. They are popular these days. Your table runner is goes well with your beautiful bouquet. Happy Sunday and have a wonderful week.

Terriaw said...

Lovely finish for your Friday Night Sew-In! So nice to have such a pretty table runner adorning your table, especially underneath such pretty flowers.

Nat Palaskas said...

I used to like Friday night sew in, but haven't been lately. Love love that runner. Very sweet and colourful - Have a lovely week Bev - Hugs Nat

O'faigh said...

Hello Bev, love the colours of your runner...gorgeous..Hugs, Lyn

Nicky said...

Love the runner Bev, so pretty, and sometimes it is great to just get it finished quickly!! And yes, I can smell the roses too ....

Sally said...

I wish I could smell those roses... they look so lovely. As does the quilted runner - good thinking to go the machine quilting option. Always good to have a quick win every now and then :)

rosie said...

Hi Bev,
So good to be back to catch up..
You have been so busy..
Love your beautiful roses..xx

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Hi Bev...what a busy house you have at the moment! I love, love, love your little owl hanging...it is absolutely gorgeous!
The play is finally finished and now I can get back a bit of time....rehearsing every weekend since May and then once or twice a week....phew!!!!!!
A little birdie told me it was your birthday today...wishing you a fantastic day and all the best for the coming year! Hugs, Dzintra xoxoxo