Saturday, September 3, 2011

Crossing off

I do love to make lists, and even better to cross items off lists.  The Sweet Escape tablerunner I've been trying to finish for a month and a half finally did make it off the to-do list.

After stitching the last of the binding down today, I had some concerns about the unquilted print portions since they seemed too puffy, so I added more stitches.
 
Pretty uncontrolled serpentine quilting there--but it did solve my worry.  The tablerunner then got its first wash and dry.

I love the almost argyle look to the tablerunner (Sweet Escape, by Heather Mulder Peterson, On the Run pattern booklet). 

And the great texture from the all of the quilting.  

There was no bleeding from the charm squares and they didn't shrink more than expected, thankfully.


The plain white backing shows the quilting well.  I hope the recipient likes it too--this is a gift for the caterer for Elaine's wedding.  Elaine sent out all the invitations this week and RSVPs are already showing up in their mailbox.  She likes to cross items off lists too :)

8 comments:

Stephanie said...

I can't imagine someone not liking a handmade gift, especially one as pretty as this.

Kate said...

Very pretty. It should be a hit with the caterer.

quiltingnana said...

very nice runner

Quilter Kathy said...

It's lovely...the quilting is amazing....love the texture on the back!

Barb said...

Looks awesome!!!

Shay said...

I'm a list person too Annie but there hasn't been much crossing off on lists round here the last couple of weeks....

The runner looks wonderful and I'm sure the caterer will adore it. The back showcases your gorgeous quilting. Looking mighty pretty!

Candace said...

Very pretty, Annie! I make lists in my mind and the older I get the more they get forgotten - lol! I think it's time to start putting pen to paper - maybe I'll finish more quilting that way, too!
Cheers!

Belinda said...

YIPPEE...a finish!!! I think this table runner is THE perfect gift for a caterer!! Clever girl!!!