Wednesday, 18 June 2014

A table runner and some mats

I've got a couple more quilting projects tonight.  I finished this Japanese fabric table runner today.  I'm really pleased with it.  It's a lovely texture and the colours are so peaceful.


There was some decorative hand stitching called sashiko.


Basically it's a running stitch and the stitches must all be exactly the same size and never cross each other.
I did manage to avoid them crossing each other but they are definitely not all the same size.


And in my quilting class (the above was a side project!) I've been making table mats.


I never realised quilting took so long - especially the speed I go.


And because there was some fabric left over I made some coasters too.  Unfortunately I ran out of red, hence the cream binding on one of them lol.


25 comments:

massofhair said...

Stunning and exquisite sewing on all your projects. I really don't enjoy quilting as i am not at all patient and really bad at maths,(i tend to go to sleep when people talk numbers lol).

Beautiful hand stitching, looks like your stitches are fairly even to me, the designs are simple and really enhance your table runner.

Fantastic mats and coasters, love all the detailed stitching on them :-) xxx

sam21ski said...

Well your stitches look perfect to me. I honestly don't know how you have the patience, but good on ya - your table runner looks fab xxx

Heather said...

No wonder you are pleased with your patchwork Carol - it is gorgeous. I love the fabrics you have chosen and the stitching is beautiful. Hand quilting takes ages but it is worth taking your time. I'd be afraid to use those lovely table mats in case someone spilt gravy or red wine on them!

Julie Ann Lee said...

What a beautiful runner. I love your stitching and the stitches look pretty good to me! I find it well near impossible to make stitches all the same size! Julie Ann xx

butterfly said...

Amazing work, Carol - these are so beautiful!
Alison xx

Carol said...

Wow gorgeous - love the colours in the table runner and those place mats are stunning love the layers, colours and stitching!!You're too harsh on the hand sewing stitches look equal size to me xx

Karin said...

Oh my goodness me, Carol!!! They are all fabulous. I can't believe how incredibly neat your hand-stitching is, and those table mats and coaster are wonderful.

Caroline Moore said...

Love your table runner Carol. Fabulous colours and the stitching looks great

Suzanne C said...

Beautiful! Lovely stitching! What a wonderful table runner and mats for your table!

Annette G said...

wow Carol, loving your wonderful runner and your other beautiful projects. Will have to show my sister these as am sure she would love them as well, hugs Annette x

Paula Whittaker said...

lovely work....like Sam said, I don't know how you have the patience (it's only because I haven't got any!)

Sid said...

Carol your quilting is superb, loving your runner and also the mats.

Gina said...

Your sashiko looks pretty even to me! Lovely work.

flutterbycrafter said...

Wow Carol this work is beautiful. I do a lot of patchwork and quilting so know how precise and patient you have to be, well done xx

Chris said...

Carol, your projects are fabulous. I love the colours in your table runner. Such patience...

Chris xx

Penibear said...

Wow, these are awesome. Lol trying to get the stitches all the same size, right up your street :),

Gay Peplow said...

Amazing work, you clever lady :D I can only imagine how long they all took to do but it was worth it Carol, they all look stunning :D Gay xx

isisimaginings.com said...

They're gorgeous Carol, I love the different stitches.

herminesplace said...

gorgeous quiltwork!!!!

Paula Jane Atkinson said...

I love your choice of fabrics & such neat tidy stitches!

Neet said...

Hey, I am in!

Just love love love those placemats you have been doing - and the coasters. Fantastic colourways as well as design.
Your sashiko looks perfect to me, what a fab runner.
Hugs, Neet xx

Asia King (aka Joanna K) said...

Fantastic sewing projects, Carol. You have the whole table setting sorted lol. Great patterns and colours - lovely work! x

Heather said...

Thanks for your comment on my blog Carol. I think subconsciously my thinking must be influenced by the course, but this project is being done purely for my own pleasure and I am not aware of working in a different way.

Etsuko Noguchi said...

Amazing runner! Perfect to align the stitch, pretty flowers and fab colours.This is a absolutely beautiful xx

ionabunny said...

Gorgeous colours and patterns. Hugz