Saturday, April 1, 2017

One Tablerunner = 6

I've been working on our guild's "Think Spring" challenge recently. I started making a tablerunner from the book, Lucky Charm Quilts. The pattern is for a double braid tablerunner. But after I put it together, it was too wide for our dining room table! 

So I took the two braids apart, shortened them a bit, and it turned into two extra-long tablerunners and four table centers!!! 

Here are 4 of them loaded on my longarm:

Straight line quilting on this table center:

Peacock feather quilting on this table center:

Leaf swirl quilting on this table center:

And flowers-in-a-line on this long tablerunner:

Here are a few of them, with the first step of binding on:

In other Quiltland news, Denyse Schmidt is in Minneapolis this week! She is the "mother of modern quilting". She told her quilt story at the Minnesota Contemporary Quilters meeting on Thursday evening, March 30.

One point she talked about is how she has always preferred using solid fabric because they are replenish-able over the years, as opposed to prints, which are usually not reorder-able.

I love the figure 8 quilting she has done on many of her quilts and I use figure 8 quilting on quilts myself. She originally had her quilts hand quilted by Amish women in southeast Minnesota. When she turned to longarm quilters, she didn't want a pictorial quilting pattern, so she found the figure 8 quilting blends into quilts nicely and has soft, round, flowing curves. 

Grace and peace!!!  ~Nancy

Linking up to Crazy Mom Quilts, Confessions of a Fabric Addict, Busy Hands Quilts, Quilting Is More Fun Than Housework, Cooking Up Quilts, Patchwork Times, Love Laugh Quilt.


  1. Love the braids! Now I want to make one.
    Sylvia at Treadlestitches

  2. I enjoyed reading your post and seeing your lovely variety of designs! xo

  3. Those table centers were a great way to use those colorful braids. Just enough length and so cute.

  4. Your braided pieces are so much fun. I love the striped binding!

  5. Love your table runner! The quilting is so well thought out! How awesome to have Denyse Schmidt in a room talking about her quilt journey!

  6. My aunt was a missionary in Japan for several years. She also taught English to business men and then their wives. I really like the different designs quilted on the placemats. And I loved seeing them all on the frame at once, that is the way I do it and it is so much fun to go from one to the other with a sense of accomplishment as you finish each one.

  7. What an interesting set of pics showing the different quilting designs on basically the same piece. I think it's a toss up as to whether I like the straight lines better or the paisley. Thanks for sharing the pics.

  8. Lovely quilting on all of them! Thanks for sharing with Oh Scrap!

  9. The table runners are so bright and fun. The quilting looks great.

  10. I love how you adapted the project and ended up with so much more than a table runner!

    I was fortunate enough to meet Denyse Schmidt briefly at QuiltCon in February, but I really wish I'd had more of an opportunity to listen to her speak. Lucky you!


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