Yesterday I thought to myself ‘It’s about time I wrote a TTT post’ so I popped over to Making Rebecca Lynne and I couldn’t find this week’s TTT anywhere. So I thought I’d get on with my table runner. Then, this afternoon, what did I see in my blog roll but yesterday’s TTT. I have no idea what happened but here I am now – late to the linky party!
I tend to think a LOT about making things. If I managed to make everything I thought about making, I’d be a household name (notorious, if not sought after!). But this week I have discovered that whilst I can think and I can sew (after a fashion!) I don’t seem to be able to think and sew at the same time. Or at least when I have an idea about a sewing project, I don’t think it through. I work out how something can be put together in theory but I don’t take into account my ability to do it all in practice. In a way this good because I’m always on a steep learning curve. In a way it is bad because my poor Swap partners become guinea pigs for my trial and error methodology.
This week I have been thinking a lot about my table runner for Susan’s Modern Christmas Table Runner Swap. Mostly, I’ve been wondering what on earth possessed me design something with so many little pieces, lots of Y seams and a long curve how to transform my pattern into a real life piece of sewing. The piecing, thank goodness, has turned out pretty much OK but the curve, in particular, was extremely nerve wracking as I was almost certain I would wreck my hours of piecing trees and a house. With the advice and encouragement of other Swap members I used LOTS of pins…
14 thoughts on “Winter Table Runner”
Archie the wonder dog
It looks fabulous!!! And I love the stitching on the back so I'm glad you didn't cover it up!!
I love this! Great job on the curve.
I think it looks great!
I think it looks fabulous, the quilting in the snow reminds me of the tracks left behind when you go sledging. Well done x
It looks amazing, Janine! Your partner is going to be so thrilled!
Erin @ Missy Mac Creations
That is simply gorgeous Janine. Wow. If your partner is absolutely crazy and doesn't love it – just ask them to send it through to me and I'll cherish it forever. ;)
I think you are being too hArd on yourself. It is wonderful…ALL of it!
Benta At SLIKstitches
Oh Janine, that is fab! I missed the point of the earlier photo and mentally congratulated you on the vertical quilting on the sky, then read that you didn't have thread so went back. Good grief woman, you PIECED the trees? This is an awesome table runner, and from the photos does look as if it's reversible. If your partner doesn't love it, let them know I am very happy to adopt it!
Erin @ Billy Button Design
Ah you've done it again. Your partner is going to be thrilled. It looks fantastic.
I dont know what you're talking about! I think this looks fantastic! I love the stitching.
Hahahah I am so glad you persevered and found TTT! Maybe I posted it late? You are ahead of me by 6hrs. I am loving this runner's stitching…so beautiful. This is going to be adored by whoever receives it!! Go Janine!
Love it janine! How did u draft it?
Craft Couture by T.C.
Janine – I think it looks great! I love readying your post..you have a great sense of humor ;)
And now I'm off to search for the meaning of “modern quilting”.
Yon Quilting Wife
Your table runner looks amazing. Well done you.