Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Give Thanks

I've completed 2 small table toppers ready to be quilted.

This project was a collaboration between my friend Carol and I. She wanted to make a autumn table runner for a friend. I had a pattern but really didn't want to embroider the design. So . . .

SHE did the embroidery and I added the borders and will do the quilting. She actually finished the embroidery more than a year ago, I just couldn't decide how to finish them. I had thought about piecing maple leaves but wasn't very excited about that idea.

# 1 measures 17" by 24".

I told her to make them slightly different. I like # 1 better because the Give Thanks shows up better.

# 2 is a tad bit smaller and measures 16" by 23". Carol embroidered the Give Thanks in soft yellow and it doesn't show very well.

I made this one slightly smaller so I could use leftover pieces from #1.

When I saw this fabric at Yoder Department Store, I knew I had found the perfect fabric for borders. The fabric is Sound of the Woods, design #17499, original artwork by James Weins Atelier Licensed by Wild Apple for  Robert Kaufman

The embroidery is from the Give Thanks Table Runner designed by Meg Hawkey for Crabapple Hill Studio. I only used the embroidery design and didn't sew the table runner the way the pattern was designed.

Two more small projects ready for hand quilting!

Linking to Let's Bee Social, the Peacock Party, Confessions of a Fabric Addict, TGIFF!, Brag About Your Beauties, Finished Or Not Friday


Carole @ From My Carolina Home said...

Your border fabric is wonderful, nice framing the exquisite embroidery. Beautiful!!

Chopin - A Passionate Quilter said...

Very pretty! I love that border fabric - it blends so perfectly!

Created by Kathi said...

Lovely fabric and superb finish from the embroidery to the inner border being a bold rich color and that outer border fabric you found! Fab!!!! What color will you bind in once quilted?? will you hand quilt these done or machine quilt them? Do you have a pattern decided on ??? Sew many questions I have !!! lol
Have a wonderful rest of your week! Thanks for sharing your UFO finish :)

QuiltE said...

A perfect border fabric for your embroideries. Now I'm anxious to see how you finish them off with your exceptional quilting talents. I enjoy embroidery, and love anything autumn ... so now you have me pumped with yet another project on my "wanna do" list!

Gretchen Weaver said...

The binding will be the same fabric the narrow border is. I've got thread pulled for the hand quilting and the patterns ready too. These little quilts will take their place in quilting line. Happy Stitching!

Bernie Kringel said...

This is lovely! The perfect way to use a border fabric. So nice.

Soma @ said...

Beautiful embroidery and you could not have picked a better border fabric.


Alycia~Quiltygirl said...

They are perfect finishes!!!!

K Reeves said...

Those work perfectly with that border fabric, Gretchen!