Saturday, 4 October 2008

Happy Birthday Mum

I finally finished the Crossroads tablerunner, made from Hemming House fabrics, for Mum's birthday ... it was a week late but she didn't mind. She has put in an order for another one!



Quite pleased with my machine quilting ... even though it's still all straight lines. I'd love to be able to do swirls and stippling but I'm always scared of ruining the project.

I love Heather Mulder Peterson's patterns and was pleased to discover recently that she has a blog called Trends and Traditions. Definitely worth a visit ... lots of beautiful quilts and fabrics to see and her quilting studio is amazing.

35 comments:

  1. Hi Christine,
    the tablerunner is gorgeous! I love the quilting design you chose, I think it's just perfect for this project.
    As for stippling: just try it, I think it's easier than all those straight lines.
    Hugs, Julia

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  2. Its gorgeous sweetie and happy birthday to your mum!! I agree with Julia, just give stippling a try...maybe practice on a larger scrap for awhile, then relax, breathe and have fun!!
    Hugs xxx

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  3. HI Christine...I love your table runner ...great fabrics & I think your quilting is perfect for those squares...thanks for the tip on Heather Mulder I have checked out her blog & you were right it is a great one to look at.
    cheers
    maree

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  4. very ! very ! very nice .I bet your mum love it .The colour are very nice .very luck mum .Say happy birthday to your mum for me .

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  5. Lovely tablerunner Christine and Julia is right stippling is easy, just do a bit of practise first and you will be fine to use it on a project. Loops are even easier!

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  6. Happy Birthday to your Mum! I love the table runner and your quilting is superb! I think it looks just great the way you quilted it and doesn't need anything else.

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  7. Your quilting is perfect! Straight lines are much harder and more time consuming than stippling. Your fabric choices are beautiful.

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  8. Love the fabrics you have chosen...and the quilting is perfect...lovely!!! Say Happy Birthday to your Mum from Sweden!!!

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  9. I think you did a marvelous job. I know your mom will enjoy that tablerunner for a long, long time. It's really beautiful. I love the quilting.

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  10. The tablerunner is just so pretty! I love the way you quilted it :-) Your Mom is so lucky!

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  11. That runner is gorgeous! I think the straight line quilting goes beautifully with that particular pattern...very nice!

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  12. Christine, it's wonderful! I think the quilting you did is perfect for it. I'm very nervous about trying to do stipple or free motion quilting too -- and never quite work up the nerve to try!

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  13. Happy birthday to your mum...and I love the tablerunner you made for her!

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  14. A belated happy birthday to your mum!
    I can understand why she's put in another order...
    Your tablerunner is gorgeous!

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  15. I love your tablerunner, and your quilting is beautiful as well. I just made my mom for her birthday also...and I'm planning on making several more! Love this pattern!

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  16. Auntie, your runners look great! There is a LOT to be said for nice straight lines. Some designs cry out for straight lines. One thing for sure: they take a lot of patience. I haven't yet learned to do them. hmmm, I wonder what that says.

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  17. Christine...wow just gorgeous, the quilting is just amazing ...your mum will love it.

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  18. Your Mum must be thrilled to receive a beautiful present like that. It is just gorgeous. Well done.

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  19. What a gorgeous tablerunner!No wonder your Mum has ordered another one!!

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  20. This looks great Christine, I love the colours. Your very clever to be machine quilting.

    Cheers

    Fionax

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  21. Your table runner looks great!

    Set yourself up with some scraps and give free motion quilting a go, it's worth it! I practiced on a rectangle that became my cat's quilt mat, and she loves it.

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  22. the tablerunners is great!!, you did a wonderful work, your mom is so lucky!!

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    www.CuteStuffInside.blogspot.com

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  24. Hi Chistine
    I come on your blog each sunday from Mexico. It is
    very nice, I like all your works--- sorry by my english, jajaja
    I send you a hug... rosi gAmez

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  25. It is a beautiful tablerunner! And the quilting is just fine, it looks really good! I can understand your mom wants another one!

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  26. Hi,
    It's lovely Christine you can adopt me if you like I'll be your GG/Grandma my birthday is blow another senior moment.
    Isabella

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  27. Hi!I love your blog and your work. and your in Penguin like me!
    Your sister Kathy left a comment on my blog and I have tried to reply but it won't let me leave a comment on her post,would you mind letting her know? I will try again to contact her.Thanks Chris

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  28. Love the straight line quilting, on the tablerunner. Stippling would have been a mistake.

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  29. First time commenting on your blog. Absolutely love your work and the color choices you make. If it helps, I have been quilting a long time and I still can't stipple! I've tried and I've taken classes. Probably don't practice enough but for now, I'm blaming the machine!

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  30. This is beautiful! It's no wonder your mum wants another, she is such a lucky mum to have such a talented daughter to make such lovely gifts!
    HemmingHouse is such a lovely range too.
    I am just like you with quilting, still a bit scared at the moment to venture into swirls etc. It will come though.

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  31. Christine, that table runner is to die for. Well done you!

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  32. Darling table runner! I would love one too! And of course all your darling stitcheries are perfection!

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  33. Lucky mum....I love the table runner.

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Thanks for taking the time to comment. I appreciate your thoughts.

Christine