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    here are some of the table runners for my daughter's wedding shower.

    I also made one with Debbie Mumm birdhouses and sunflowers. Didn't get a pic of it. The one on the table with a candle is MINE! The first quilted item I've had in the 5 years I've been doing this.

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    where'd they go?
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    puky colors. jeez. they are much more vibrant.

    here are the last 2.
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    I'm getting really stupid here. I know I picked the last pic.
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    Those are so cute. Wish I had been there.

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    The tables must have looked really colorful and pretty! I can't pick a favorite - they're all nice! Post pictures of the wedding!

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    Daughter's friend took pics of the tables. I don't have them yet. We had a tea party theme. We used linen tablecloths, tea pots with silk flowers in them for centerpieces setting on a crocheted doily. We had the church's real silverware and I brought all kinds of linen napkins. The favor was a real china teapcup with a pink peony on it. We filled them with herbal tea bags, tied with pink netting and a sage colored bow.

    I bought linen tablecloths at yard and estate sales for the past year to get ready. I even had them on the food tables and brought a few of my tea pots from my collection to decorate with.

    The invitation read to wear your favorite party dress and a hat. I had quite a few hats that were given by a friend of hubby's from the guy's deceased wife. I made everyone wear one if they didn't come with one. We started by reading a bit of history of the tea party from the Victorian era and served tea party foods- finger sandwiches and lots of cookies for dessert.

    We had a good time. I realized I forgot to take pics!

    The reception is at a local mansion (referred to as a cottage as it was the summer home of a local coal and land baron). Since the place reminded me of my grandparents cottage, I was thrilled when she chose it for her outdoor wedding and the reception. Her gown is white (which Queen Victoria started) with pink edging. The girls are in pink and sage green. my dress is a dusty amethyst color, lace on top and flowy and loose. Tried to get her to let us wear hats for the wedding too, but she's not crazy about it. The guys are wearing tails though.

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    Those are adorable! I have the same pattern! I love them! :D

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    Wow -- sounds like a very elegant event!! And the table runners are all just too cute!

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    Those are nice.
    Giving me ideas and it's getting mighty crowded in my brain,
    it's already stuffed with ideas from the boards here :) :)

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    Your table runners are gorgeous!!
    I love the patterns & the fabrics you chose.
    Thank you so much for sharing with us.
    :D :D :D :D :D

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    I love them!! The material with the wash hanging is really cute! I like seeing the same pattern, different fabric, and what a change it makes! What pattern is that?
    :D

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    Pretty! Love the pink ones.

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    It was posted here- in the links and resources.

    I know it by heart now.

    3 squares 9 1/2''
    4 squares 5"
    1 square 8", cut into 4 on the diagonal.

    lay them out like above.
    sew. The one that has the "extra" strip on the ends made them too long to put on a 42" wide piece of fabric so I made the rest without that strip. I think they look better anyway.

    I put a piece of lightweight batting in between and then closed them "envelope" style, topsticthed around the edge and stitched in the ditch between the large squares. On the one on the table, you can see the indentations of where the stitch line would be.

    How's that? Clear as mud?

    The one that looks like laundry is actually bathing suits- bikinis and suits and boxers. The other blocks are Hawaiian shirts on the 5 in. blocks and tropical prints on the setting triangles.

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    Thank you Barb!! Closing 'envelope style', is that sewing them inside out then turning them right side, through a small opening?
    Thanks again! :D

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    exactly.

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    Thank you!! :D

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    These are lovely!

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    BarbM:
    Wow what a variety and each one is more beautiful then the next. I would say that the yournger girls had their age and lack of experience to blame for not thanking you but then my DIL is only 30 and she loves everything I have made for her and displays each thing in her home.
    I don't know what to say except what I said in the baby quilt thread. You made them because you like to quilt and gave each one with love. That should be enough. If some people don't seem to appreciate it that really is their problem. I do know that it hurts thoiugh.
    Be proud they are beautiful Barb :thumbup:

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    These are all beautiful! Great pattern too, thanks for sharing!

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    Very nice!!

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    I missed this thread somehow....:(

    Great job girl!!

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    Beautiful runners :D :D :D

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    What a wonderful idea to decorate tables for a shower!! You're such a creative mom! You did a lovely job with them all!

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    What a great ideal for the shower theme ! And the table runners are GREAT :lol:
    Sharon

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