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« on: September 25, 2010 10:01:54 AM »

I am bridging the generations this week. 

This table runner is made from 'patches' cut by my grandmother (and probably Grandpa too).  I picked out teal and mauve fabrics of which there was an abundance.  Most of them are 80's fabrics. 



I made this for my sister.  The colors will go with the pink walls in her ballroom.  I choose the cloud fabric on the back to match the painted clouds on the ceiling.  It is quilted with parallel lines.  I like the contrast of the old fabric and old patchwork technique combined with the more modern quilting.

The next one is a practice piece, just two pieces of fabric and a binding.  (Still working on learning to machine quilt).  This one is for my son who is doing a steampunk show. 



The fabrics are keys and clocks.  I attempted quilting a clock face in the center with keys and hands mxed into the stippling.  You can just see part of one of the hands in this pic.  Clearly I need more practice, but it was fun to try.
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« Reply #1 on: September 25, 2010 02:36:22 PM »

Great job! That's why I like the freemotion quilting, you can't do wrong! I like both pieces!
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« Reply #2 on: September 26, 2010 11:55:02 PM »

Love them both! 
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