Monday, September 7, 2009

Patchwork Days


Hard to believe that this summer is coming to an end soon. Weather wise, the days have been so spectacular! Before the season is officially over, I thought I should make something that reflects the beautiful colors and wonderful patchwork of unstructured days that make summer so special.



This pretty patchwork table runner features various prints from Kaffe Fassett and Philip Jacobs.


I stitched the quilted rows very close, (3/16" apart) and used various colors of thread, (Sulky's Premium Cotton which is slightly thicker then regular thread.)


The various stitched rows of color thread help to create a very subtle color overlay pattern on top of the fabric prints... a bit hard to see in these photos but a really lovely effect in person.


The back of quits can be as much fun to make as the fronts!


And of course, this Patchwork Table Runner is currently available in my shop!

23 comments:

Andi said...

Really gorgeous. And the back is really a second front.
Inspires me to make one of my own (Although my dining table is 3 meters long. Phew)
Andi :-)

Allie said...

That's beautiful - love the colors and especially the quilting!

connie said...

I love, love, love the quilting in these and of course the fabric. Thanks for sharing how you did this. I will have to give this a try. :-)

Michelle | Cicada Studio said...

The close stitching gave the effect of a wide wale corduroy. Want to rub my hands over the textured surface.

Michele said...

Wow! Your runner is gorgeous! The fabrics, the quilting...

Stephanie said...

I've heard a saying since I started quilting (and isn't there a book by the title?) Quilting Makes the Quilt. I don't always agree with that but your quilting is spectacular and certainly only adds to the beauty of the fabrics you chose. How do you mark your quilts for such narrow quilting lines?

Jackie said...

You are right the colors are just gorgeous and certainly does reflect sunny days. This table runner is just gorgeous. Yet another project to do with wonderful Kaffe fabrics.

Hey Harriet said...

Oh wow! This sure does have a wonderful happy summer vibe to it! It's a beautiful quilt! I love the first photo of it hanging in your yard. The wheelbarrow in the background is a cute touch! Hey you have a new blog banner! It's so so so cute! It is new right? Or was it here last time and I missed it? Either way, I really like it! Hope you are enjoying your Labor Day long weekend Vic :) xo

Oooh, I thought for a second that your word verification was swearing at me! Nope. All good. It says 'fackin' hehe.

minivanlife said...

Goodness that table runner is gorgeous! Love all the deep colors and the straight quilting.

Victoria said...

Thanks everyone for the nice words!

Stephanie, I don't mark my quilts. I just use the presser foot as a guide and sometimes change my needle position. (Not sure if all machines can do that or not. I have a Bernina and can move the needle from far left to far right and everywhere in between, very good feature!)

Hey Harriet, yes Tracy my dear that is a new banner! So happy you like it and what a relief that my word-veri didn't harass you with unnecessary vulgarity!

RosaMarĂ­a said...

wow Victoria!! those table runner are really beautiful!!! i love all the fabrics and the quilting. and i like your new banner!! have a great week!

shellysquilts said...

Victoria, Your work makes my skirt fly up! Fabulous stuff! You rock! Happy sewing, my friend.

KQuiltyBee said...

I very much like the effect of the quilting. Very nice overall. I love seeing your work!

Victoria Bennett Beyer said...

Very pretty and I just LOVE the outdoor photo you took with it.

Peggy said...

Hi Victoria,

Love the new table runner it is beautiful! I just wanted to let you know how much I am enjoying my Orange Mod Square. I also realized you liked the movie "The Ghost and Mrs. Muir" guess what the dog in the movie is the kind I have and raise.
Peggy in SC

Fer said...

Beautiful quilt and such cheerful colours! Your skill is so inspiring.

XUE said...

Breathtakingly beautiful colours!!! I'm so into patchwork so I love this! Happy week!

kay susan said...

Those colours are gorgeous!

Amy C said...

totally beautiful and such incredible craftsmanship, surely that isn't the back its reversible!

kelly said...

Gorgeous!

Also, so great that just as I was thinking, "Hrm... I wonder what kind of thread she used for the quilting..." you answered it right in the post.

Thanks for reading my mind!

karen said...

absolutely beautiful!

Mrs Moen said...

What a wonderful table runner! I just went to a very fun and colourful lecture with Kaffe Fassett the other day, and it's great to se some of his fabrics together in a finished project.

Zarina said...

May I know what's the width between the rows - I'm guessing quarter inch. Seen this everywhere but never try it. Maybe my next baby quilt to be quilted will be this instead of the normal stippling.