Monday, June 6, 2011

Wedding gift


An acquaintance got married on Saturday - congratulations to the lovely Tanumine and her handsome B!!! (pic of the happy couple is lifted from Leisha's blog). Since I heard they had wedding plans I've wanted to make them a table runner - just to let them know I thought about them on their big day. I was hoping Bernie would be back home so I could get it done fairly quickly, but no such luck. So for the first time in my quilting life I have finished a project completely by hand:


Three LeMoyne stars in a row. The light background is the same in all three blocks and also used in the outer border; the dark blue is the same in all the blocks and in the binding, but I have chosen three different light blues.


It is not very heavily quilted, a squiggly line in the inner border, a half LeMoyne star at either end, and an "echo" just inside the seam on the light blades on each star - hopefully it will hold up well


I am really pleased to see how much my hand quilting has improved.



Even the binding was attached by hand - need I say "sore fingers?" *lol* But it was finished in plenty of time and handed over to the maid of honor to bring along. I'm pretty pleased with how it turned out, and I hope the recipients will enjoy having it on their table :o)

Hugs and stitches from Anne Ida

8 comments:

Doniene said...

Anne Ida,

Lovely!! I know they will enjoy it! Your quilting is great!!

*karendianne. said...

What a beautiful couple!

Your work is stellar!!! Great job. I mean REALLY great job. What a beautiful setting, too. You have such lovely fabrics and you know - you're quilting really is divine.

May Kristin said...

Så utrolig fin den ble! Og alt er gjort for hånd! Kjempejobb, Anne Ida!

Bente said...

Nydelig løpar.
Flotte stoff.

Chookyblue...... said...

gorgeous runner.......well done all by hand........I would have given up..........

Susan said...

Oh how lovely. You are a dear friend to make such a special gift.

Sigrun said...

Kjempeflott løper, tenker at de blei kjempefornøyd med den. Nydelig håndquilting!

Guðrún said...

Wow, it really looks beautiful and ALL done by HAND. I love the colors :)