Saturday, July 12, 2014

Cactus Flower

 The Cactus Flower table runner that I started in a class with Jackie Kunkle in May is now finished. The pattern was designed by Judy Neimeyer and is available in Jackie's shop.


 The four units that I completed in class have blue centers. I wasn't sure if I liked them, so I tried some pink. Better! 


I finished the piecing on Thursday. Paper piecing makes such a mess, but it is totally worth it!


I'm getting my money's worth out of this quilting stencil from Patsy Thompson designs.
 

I probably did a lot more starting and stopping than necessary on this piece, but I was in no hurry. I stopped to bury threads after each section.
 

 The border fabric is a Riley Blake print that I fell in love with on someone else's blog. I liked it so much, I bought it in red and orange! The orange went on the back.


I used a variegated Auriful thread for most of the quilting- 50 wt #4657.
 

Photographing table runners isn't easy!
 

Cactus Flower Table Runner
Started 5/14/14
Completed 7/11/14
Designed by Judy Neimeyer
Class taught be Jackie Kunkel
Fabric: Flutter by the Quilted Fish for Riley Blake and Kona cotton solids
Size: 17" X 50"

8 comments:

WoolenSails said...

That is a beautiful runner and gorgeous quilting. I think I am going to have to start getting stencils, I really want to do nicer quilting and i know I can if I have a guideline instead of freehand.

Debbie

Rike B. said...

Dear Tina,
I really love the combination of fabrics (solid and patterned) and the quilting!
Greetings, Rike

Pokey said...

You have a gorgeous finish here, Tina. The piecing and quilting flows beautifully together ~
:-}pokey

Gina said...

beautiful project, colors, and quilting!! it will add a touch of summer to your room and table!!!

Gina said...

Love the table runner and great quilting. I need to get more stencils as I'm getting bored of the ones I've got xxx

stitchinggrandma said...

Tina this is just beautiful. Love the fabric for the back too. Your quilting is certainly enhancing the piecing! :)

Lin's Quilts said...

Gorgeous pattern, gorgeous fabrics, and gorgeous quilting. I seem to see a trend here!

Carla said...

The table runner is gorgeous. I haven't attempted a judy neimeyer yet. Way to many points for me and I haven't quite got the hang of paper piecing.

I'll let you make me one. LOL

Thanks for sharing