Hello Fall Blog Hop and Put your foot down #69

What’s under my foot?

Another Blog Hop and I hope you are enjoying them as much as I am.  This is the last one I am scheduled to participate in for a while.

Welcome to my stop on Hello Fall Blog Hop hosted by Carla at Creatin in the Sticks. It’s always a pleasure joining in her hops as she is so thorough and organized. Thank you Carla for another  fun event.

A couple years ago my oldest sister gave me a yard of this batik fabric. The browns and gold are more rich than the photo shows.  Anyway until now I had no idea what I would use it for.

bloghop This photo shows the colors more true. Seriously, I need to get a design wall hung.


In my Hobbs Batting scrap pile there was a piece large enough to double over and quilt this.  I love the way it defines the design.  The thread I am using was purchased from fellow IB ambassador Mary Mack Made Mine, clicking the link will take you to her Etsy shop. Until she told me I had no idea Aurifil made long arm quilting thread, it’s a yellow spool.  This shade blends so well with my muslin background don’t you think?


There wasn’t enough of the batik for binding so I decided to try a flange binding again. The first time I made one it didn’t turn out so well but I was optimistic this time would be a success. It was.

Originally the runner  was going on my dining table.  Placemats and runners don’t fare well there as dh has a tenancy to throw them aside constantly.  It was too big in both directions for a runner in my bay window but it was perfect for the cedar chest.



Today’s blogs

You can view the entire schedule by clicking on Creatin In the Sticks link in the first paragraph.

Your shares from #68

Today is a little different because normally I don’t repost work that was not made by the person who linked up. Quilting Gail shard this quilt made by a friends 13 yo daughter and I was so impressed with the skill of this first time quilt maker Christina that I just had to. Be sure to go to Gail’s site and leave a comment for Christina and read more about it. Hopefully she follows Gail and will see your kind words.

patchwork quilt

Vicki is my favorite runner maker, she always has such creative and adorable pieces and her gnomes are no different. Stop by Vicki’s Crafts and Quilting to see her collection.

table runner

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  1. Very pretty in purple.

  2. Funny how we hang onto fabric for that right project one day. The design shows up the pretty fabric beautifully.

    • It is and what is funnier, I never would have purchased that piece of fabric but now that I have used it this way I love it.

  3. That runner looks so nice on your cedar chest. The quilting design really works well!

  4. Your fall runner is so pretty, the quilting motifs are well chosen too. I often use Aurifil 40 weight on my LA for quilting. especially when I don’t want to spend $$ for a cone. The plus sides are that there are lots of colors and I can use the leftovers for piecing.

    • I love the 40wt green cone however my longarm shreds it so I was a little skeptical of the yellow cone but all was well. Thank you for stopping by.

  5. Your runner looks fabulous on your cedar chest and against that quilt! Wowza! I love love love the quilting.

  6. Your table runner is so lovely. The quilting is awesome and the flange binding gives a very neat look.

  7. I use table runners, also, on my cedar chest. Yours is awesome! You have made a wonderful use out of the yard of fabric given to you!

  8. Beautiful fabrics and gorgeous quilting in your runner…just amazing! Thank you for sharing, Denise!

  9. The runner is just beautiful! I think the flanged binding is the perfect accent for this.

  10. those are great leaves, and the runner is beautiful. thanks for showing us!

  11. Gorgeous table runner and quilting! Thanks so much for sharing!

  12. Hi Denise! Oh, I just love the runner and the addition of that flange is just fabulous. I never think to do that but wow. It sure adds a nice detail to finish off the whole piece. LOVE it. ~smile~ Roseanne

  13. Absolutely beautiful quilt, and your quilting is stunning! Thank you for sharing!

  14. I love your runner with the flange! I like adding a flange to quilts.

  15. That fabric is stunning and it is perfect for this pattern. What a lovely finish. Enjoy.

  16. I love, love, love your quilting Denise. And you put a smile on my face, thanks for the feature. Your favorite runner maker!!!

  17. Denise, your table runner is beautiful! I love it!
    Thanks for highlighting Christina’s quilt! 🙂

  18. Like your runner, and it goes well with the quilt hanging behind it!

  19. The batik fabric you used is pretty but that beautiful quilting really makes it.

  20. Lovely runner and awesome quilting! Thanks for sharing.

  21. Hi Denise, your runner is so lovely. I especially love your quilting. Of course I would say that when there are big beautiful feathers involved! It really looks great on your chest.

  22. Beautiful leaves, and it looks great on your cedar chest!

  23. The batik in your runner is very pretty and unique. I like the pattern you used and the way you bound it. I do binding that way once in a while too. I really LOVE your quilting. You did a fantastic job (and I didn’t know Aurifil made thread for longarm quilting either–glad to know that). Thanks for sharing!

  24. Love your table runner. Great way to showcase a beautiful fabric.

  25. Great runner and I do like the batik you used. The quilting was perfect for it, too.

  26. I do like that beautiful Batik fabric. The flange is the perfect “touch” and your quilting is stunning.

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