Greetings dear readers! For this month’s mini I decided to finish a table runner that I started in the fall of 2019. Actually, the top was done and all it needed was layering and quilting. I have no excuse for why I delayed so long in finishing it! Good thing I had something easy because I needed to spend time working on my guild’s annual “challenge” due in August and which I can’t share just yet. The table runner is for my dining room table- the room has an autumn theme:
All fabrics were from my stash and at the time I was really into making half square triangles. And I wanted to highlight that lovely brown bird and flower print.
I machine quilted it lightly, cross hatching the center and using a few long straight lines in the HST areas. That’s all it needed. After quilting a half dozen lines, I felt like something wasn’t right and realized I’d forgotten to put the walking foot on the machine! Duh! What a difference it makes!
I used a lovely fabric with fall leaves for the back:
Two more shots, one with and one without the pottery:
Speaking of fall, I couldn’t believe I saw these on a walk earlier this week:
WHAT?!!! Already!! Wasn’t it just last week that the leaves were turning their beautiful spring green and just yesterday that the azaleas were in bloom?! Now these harbingers of autumn are signaling how quickly the year is flying by. But – summer is still here, so I plan to enjoy it as long as I can. I haven’t gone to the pond much this past month because it’s been very wet and buggy but I did go this week and enjoyed the blooming thistles. I couldn’t pick a favorite photo so am showing all 4 – I love the pink and green and how the light varies on those those thistles:
I’ll finish with another wildflower at the pond in similar colors- don’t know the name, but it’s lovely:
Thanks to Wendy at The Constant Quilter for hosting the Monthly Mini. Go to her blog to see links to all the July monthly minis. Meanwhile, let’s stay in the moment, enjoy the rest of the summer, and not start to think about autumn too much just yet!😊
Be kind, be grateful, and cherish each day, Gladi