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Thread: Friendship and Sunflower table runners

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    Hi Everyone,

    I just finished up two UFO table runners. One was only several weeks old, the other 2-3 years old. :oops:

    The first one, "Friendship" table runner started with a friend's idea for three of us quilty friends to each make three like quilt blocks of our choosing; one to keep, two to give away to the other two quilty friends.

    We each picked out our own fabric - unbeknownst to the other two. When our three blocks were made up, we mailed one of our blocks to the other two. Soon, we all three had three different blocks, but the same 12" finished size. One friend did purchase the background fabric for all of us.

    It was up to each of us to decide how to put the three blocks together. This is my finished "Friendship" table runner. I decided to frame my blocks with setting and corner triangles. I incorporated the scraps of our three fabrics into a border before the binding. I machine quilted around each square and also 1/4" inside many of the block shapes - all done with my walking foot.

    The second table runner, my "Sunflower" runner I used the free pattern available from quiltbus.com. This free pattern came with the fabrics for the top of the runner sold to me by an Ebay seller. The backing fabric was one of two lovely pieces I purchased from one of our quilting board members. Isn't it just perfect?

    I machine quilted this one using a Serpentine stitch 'over the ditch' and then sewed a traced stencil motif for the center. I did all this with my walking foot.

    My dining room looks a lot cheerier now as the "Sunflower" runner is on our table and the "Friendship" runner is atop a nearby sewing machine cabinet.

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    I love your runners! Very nice!

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    They are both gorgeous. Your friendship runner project sounds like fun.

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    Love your sunflowers!!! Good job on both of them :thumbup:

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    Love them both but I am more partial to the sunflower.

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    You did a beautiful job on both!!! I love the idea behind the Friendship Runner :D:D:D

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    What a nice story about the friendship runner. Both runners are attractive.

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    Great job on Both :thumbup:

    What a clever thing to do for the friendship exchange :mrgreen: get a few more friends and you could make a quilt

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    Thanks everyone, for all your kind words and wonderful compliments. They were both a lot of fun for different reasons. It's nice to finally have something for 'us'. All of my completed quilts have gone for gifts.

    Happy sewing,

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    beautiful!

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    Those are so cute!!

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    You guys really didnt know what colors etc you were using? You all must be physic - colors are perfect. I am going to web site - just love sunflower runner - thanks for site!

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    Great job! :thumbup: :thumbup:

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    Very pretty!

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    Lovely. I especially like the sunflower one.

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    Very pretty runners, great work.

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    What a great idea for the friendship runner. They are both gorgeous.

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    very nice!!

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    Beautiful, I like putting a nice print on the back of table runners so you can use it on both sides

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    Quote Originally Posted by emsgranny
    You guys really didnt know what colors etc you were using? You all must be physic - colors are perfect. I am going to web site - just love sunflower runner - thanks for site!
    No, we really didn't have a clue what each other was choosing for color, design or anything. And even funnier, my hubby actually chose MY fabric because I was having a hard time doing so!! :shock: :lol: :thumbup:

    Can't wait to see your new table runner!! Please post your pic, too.

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    Great table runners!

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    Would like to see the other "friends" table runners, too. What a great project!

    I have the sunflower fabric I got for my DD. Nice use of it!

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    Your friendship tablerunner is fabulous. You should do a swap on this, group three people together on each tablerunner.
    I'm partial to Sunflowers! Both tablerunners are very pretty!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DJ
    Would like to see the other "friends" table runners, too. What a great project!

    I have the sunflower fabric I got for my DD. Nice use of it!
    I think my table runner might be the only one done so far. We've all gotten interested in many other projects since this one started. Thanks for asking, tho.

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    Love 'em!! :thumbup:

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