1.11.2011

Tulip Table Runner or is it a Table Square?

She's done!  Ready to be admired for all her beauty. 

As we are expecting anywhere from 10 to 18 inches of snow in the next 24 hours this is a welcome breath of the spring to come and a good way to combat the winter blahs!  I have showed you progress here and here.

I give you Tulip Table runner -- or Table square?  What do you call a table runner that goes on a round table?

A closer look at the free motion quilting that I am learning to live for!  Gives that "loop, swoop, and pull" saying (to teach kids how to tie their shoe laces) a whole new quilting meaning. 

I find myself saying the phrase or mantra over and over as I free motion.  It becomes a sort of rhythm -- a meditation. 

Next up was the binding.  I had the binding picked out from the start and it turned out even more fantastic than it was in my head. 


I can see improvement in my binding each time I go through it, but I have a lot of room to improve in this area!

And here is the first look.  The corner is flipped up to show the back and front at the same time.

Oh yes, this sceams April showers bring May flowers!! 

I have a wonderful assortment of tulip bulbs in the ground patiently waiting to bloom.  I really enjoy watching them grow and then pop full of color (as long as the deer, woodchuck, rabbits, dog don't get them first)

And a quick look at the back.  This could potentially be considered double sided if you wouldn't mind the brown.  I actually quite like the look of the pin wheels!!  The whole thing is so playful!

Yes, there are many variations that could be dreamt up for this.  I am already planning another one and might instead use a single color for each tulip.   Also, this next one will in fact be a runner instead of a square.  Can't wait to see what my crazy spirit whips up in the next design!


These tulips are already happily adjusting to their new home with my amazing neighbor -- yes, the one that makes us homemade meatballs and extra sauce and always has a dog biscuit and carrot on hand when Katie visits.

Have I mentioned how lucky I am today?

12 comments:

Paula said...

Adorable. Like you, I've fallen in love with free motion quilting - it's fun. What a lucky girl to have such a nice neighbor - and what a lucky neighbor to know such a talented quilter.

My Sweet Prairie said...

a Tulip "centerpiece"! : )
Perty.
Enjoy the snow! yikes that's a lot!

Seaweed and Raine said...

Really sweet! I noticed that you don't have the quilt edging cut on the bias (I wasn't seeing things was I?)... and since I don't quilt (yet) I wondered if that is how it's usually done?

Your neighbour is really blessed to have you next door! :)

Wandering Minstrel said...

Wonderful! I love the tulips, and your FMQ is fantastic! Congrats on a fabulous finish.

KJ@letsgoflyakite said...

Wonderful job on this! so pretty.

Rebecca said...

Tulips of any type would cure my blues.

Luna Miranda said...

amazing work! that's a beautiful piece of tablecloth.

http://savorthebite.blogspot.com/2011/01/midweek-blues-banca.html

jeannette said...

Love the colors of this blanket -you are very creative! Makes me wanna go look for a sewing machine (my old one broke down a few weeks ago -don't know if hubby can fix this one:( )
Do you mean that your stitching on top of of the assembled pieces is just random?

Quiltstory said...

Your quilting is great!! Turned out way cute Christ, TFS!

Angie said...

Very pretty! I like how it is a square. Your stippling is beautiful!!

Jocelyn said...

That is so beautiful! Someday, when I "grow up" in my sewing skills, I'll be able to do gorgeous stuff like this.

The Answer Is Chocolate said...

This is beautiful. Quilting is one thing I've yet to master and I'm in awe of those who have. So glad you linked this up to my Open House!

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