Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Red Runner Sampler


I am working out some stitch ideas on a runner for the kitchen table. It is very red and our kitchen is pale blue - so I like the two together. 


I have tried to build this into a durable and washable little quilt. Cotton front and back and flannel as bat. 


I am looking forward to watching the ways it might change with lots of use and washings.


There are two identically pieced ends to this little quilt - both with the four chicken print square nine patches at the end. I have not finished quilting this end yet - but am already thinking I may quilt the other pieced area on the opposite end very differently - maybe all curves.

6 comments:

  1. It's lovely and so nice to see your progression. The chicken fabric is gorgeous.

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    1. Hi Sharon. Thank you. The little chickens or bird fabric belonged to my grandma. I don't use it much because there isn't a lot of it - but eight small squares of it for this seemed just right.

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    1. Thanks. The red demands some attention.

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  3. your precision and orderliness just FEELS SO GOOD to me. over and over,
    it is so like a perfect soft lilting breeze...

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    1. Well I think I like the orderliness in the stitches too - because in many other areas I am not at all orderly. You should have seen this kitchen table before I cleared it off for the photo.

      I have bunches and strands of embroidery floss, fabric scraps and books all around my sewing chair. It's a little nest of chaos and I am quietly quilting these straight orderly lines!

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