Thursday, September 16, 2010

Sew & Tell Friday: Romance!

During my assessment of my fabric situation last week I found a project that needed doing asap.  I had a charm pack of Moda's "Saltbox Harvest" - a line of fabric that looks like it was inspired by one of my Mom's holiday sweaters. :)  When I bought the charm pack, the quilt shop wasn't carrying much of the yardage of that line, so I bought background, back, and binding of Sandy Gervais's "Awesome."  Then I made it into a double wedding ring table runner:

While I was working on it, I thought it wasn't turning out the way I'd hoped.  Too literal or something - not "me."  (Hey, does that mean I have that precious "aesthetic" the kids on Project Runway are always talking about?)  But then I came into my sewing room to work on it and it was draped over my chair looking SO DANG CUTE.  Maybe I'm just a heartbeat away from wearing a holiday sweater... and rocking it.
The back is cute enough to be used on its own and I did a blind stitch on the binding again.  Hero party.

I want to keep this next one.  This works on my table.  It works with my Thanksgiving plans.  I had Dixie Anderson do the quilting in the rings with her long arm machine, then I did all the quilting in the ditch myself (less money).  So, another double wedding ring with 3 Sisters "Park Avenue" fabrics - this one is a square.

Besides making this one square instead of rectangle, I also switched the binding fabric for the trim fabric.  I like this look better - the red stripe is one of the wovens from the Park Avenue line.

Again, the back is cool enough on it's own:

One last view...

Let's go see what everyone else was up to this week at Amy's blog. :)

23 comments:

Pokey said...

I'm inspired by your post! I'm making a couple of runners for my daughter's wedding, and what could be better! These both are beautiful!

Mom said...

I have a Halloween vest you can borrow.:) Love both of these!

Kristie said...

So pretty, and whimsical....

Seams Inspired said...

Gorgeous, as always! Visiting from Sew&Tell. Thanks for sharing. Happy Sewing! :o) Larri at SeamsInspired

p.s.phyllis sews said...

Beautiful work you did! The binding stitches don't show at all!!! Congratulations!

traceyjay said...

oh my word this is so beautiful! Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful.

Jen said...

You in a holiday sweater- pahahahaha! That stitching is so gorgeous. Are you working on a little project for me?

Haylee said...

I love them both. You are so inspiring.

Nina... said...

I admire those who can accomplish the Wedding Ring designs. I am just way too intimidated. They turned out beautiful and the quilting is lovely.

allyn said...

no way!! they are so pretty.

Angie said...

Very pretty. Fall colors are gorgeous.

Please no holiday sweaters.

Caroline ~ TrilliumDesign said...

Oh those are both really gorgeous!!

Leslie said...

your quilting is so beautiful

Kim D. said...

Both quilts are beautiful, love that gorgeous quilting.

Sarcastic Quilter said...

Both of them are awesome! (And refrain from the sweater... you may not walk into a room, see yourself in the mirror and think what you thought about the runner. lol)

Shontelle said...

They are seriously gorgeous! Well done.

Lappedamen said...

Both wedding ring quilts are gorgeous and the quilting too. I have never tried out wedding ring, it's too complicated I think.

Tori said...

Great job! I recently did my own DWR quilt but it was a mini quilt with only one ring. Yours look great!

Karen said...

Fantastic finishes. Great fabrics and great pattern.

trish said...

Absolutely beautiful! :o)

amylouwho said...

I'm running out of awesome adjectives to tell you how amazing I think your work is! you do have an aesthetic, by the way. :)

nicoledemana said...

Hi Nicole what an amazing lady you are wow you blow me away with your quilts I have never tried double wedding ring quilt but just the thought scares me maybe one day I will take a class ;0) thanks for sharing ttfn Nicole (UK)

Rene' said...

These both are beautiful!!! Great fabrics and fabulous quilting. Thanks for sharing!