Friday, August 26, 2011


I have my friend's Faith, Hope, and Love quilt from McKenna Ryan completed. I took the blocks to my local quilt store and just laid them out on different batiks. This dark border and sashing fabric had lots of green in it that just blended beautifully with the blocks. I really thought I was going to get a very light color border fabric but the dark just brought out the colors in the block beautifully. I love it and my friend did also, it has already gone home with her.

After finishing my friend's quilt, I started some quick chain pieced flying geese blocksI finished two fall table runners:The pumpkin quilt is made from batiks, really fast and easy. It is a pattern called Pumpkin Party by Pearl Louise Designs.

The second table runner used my flying geese patches:

It is a pattern called September Sparkler by Birch Creek Quilts. The "sparkler" part comes from embellishing the leaves with iron on Swaraski crystals - can you see them sparkling in the picture? There were a couple beautiful quilts at the local guild quilt show this past summer with crystal embellishments and this little table runner was just the perfect size to try it out. They were a little fiddly to work with, but I got out the tweezers to place them just so and then added them after I quilted the table runner. The instructions said to iron from the back but since I had already quilted the table runner, I put a piece of cotton on the top of the placed crystals to act as an ironing cloth and set the crystals with the iron on the top. It seemed to work pretty well, I have flicked them with my fingernail and they seem pretty secure.

Have a good week all,

Happy Stitching,


1 comment:

  1. Oh Cheri, the McKenna quilt is absolutely gorgeous!! The dark sashing and borders were a perfect choice!!

    It looks like you are getting a good headstart on your fall projects, they are wonderful. I keep hoping summer would least through January. If I'm going to dream I'm going to dream BIG LOL.