Wednesday, June 3, 2015

A Plaid + Solids Tablerunner

One of my co-workers recently commissioned me to make her a custom tablerunner. She gave me plaid fabric from two huge home dec fabric pillowcases, and asked me to incorporate other colors. I
thought that solid stripes would work best, and I went straight to work!


 

Quilted with my typical straight-line-combined-with-spirals-tablerunner free motion quilting. Those lines are not completely straight (but almost). Because that's how I wanted them to look and because I used my free motion foot instead of my walking foot. I think it gives runners a more unique feel. Aka, it's not factory made. But still professional and well done. :) Of course, I can do straight lines on request!



I was pleased with the selection of greens, blues, grays, and whites in my fabric stash! 

 

Next on the list this summer: purchase my own labels. :)


My friend loved it! Here it is in its new home. :) Thanks again, Marge, for trusting me with your fabric and your vision!


 I'm excited to be working on two more commission tablerunners this month (fall/winter, double-sided)!



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9 comments:

  1. Oh Wow!! It turned out beautifully... I love the fabric you added with the plaids and the quilting is perfect!!! Your friend must be very pleased with it!!! Any leftover fabric to make me a mini??!! Lol

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  2. The runner looks great, the almost straight lines set off the plaid perfectly. Love texture from the quilting in the last two photos.

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  3. Oh lovely, Jess - the colors you had in your stash coordinate perfectly with the materials you were given. And hooray for a few more commission projects lined up, too!

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  4. Love the texture that the quilting adds to the runner!

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  5. Just beautiful! Love the soft colors and the quilting!

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  6. Oooh it turned out lovely! Glad she loves it!

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  7. Came out great Jess, love your swirls!

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  8. Love it! You have a great eye for fabrics that go together. I really like you quilting,too.

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