Friday, 16 October 2015

A Runner for Leanne

     In September my co worker Leanne left the Health Food Store and our city to study Massage Therapy.  Leanne was my co worker for eight years and added a really lovely presence to the store.  I decided to make her a table runner.



     This is the first cross quilt that I have made.  I started with the green fabric with the roses, which is an older Anne Marie Horner fabric.  This fabric had been in my stash for quite some time and to be honest it was one of those fabrics that I was not sure I would ever use.



     This fabric did remind me of Leanne however and some of the clothing that she wears.  I added the orange fabric, also an Anne Marie Horner and then decided to use various shades of neutrals for the rest of the fabrics.

     Leanne loves retro table linens and is a very dedicated to recycling and upcycling.  She would really love the fact that I used a fabric that had been sitting around in my stash for a while.  Many of the neutral fabrics were scraps and that would also appeal to her.  The whitest fabric is a text print.  The words on the fabric reminded me of her spirituality and positivity, with it's messages like dream big and enjoy the little things, life is better with you in it.

     For the back of the runner I used another fabric that had been in the stash for years. Ditto for the orange binding fabric.  I used my walking foot to echo quilt inside each of the crosses.




     I took this fall like runner out to the back porch to take photo's in the early evening just before the rains came.
Soon I will put it in the mail and send it to my friend.



     This is my first finish for the 4th Quarter Finish Along.  My original post is here.  I'm linking up today with TGIFF  which is hosted this week by Shelley at the Carpenters Daughter Who Quilts, and Friday Finishes at Crazy Mom Quilts.

14 comments:

  1. A very nice gift, I am sure Leanne will remember you whenever she sees it.

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  2. What a lovely gift and beautifully coordinated with the fall color. I hope she is thrilled when she receives it. :)

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  3. Congrats on your 4th Quarter finish. I'm sure Leanne will love the table runner. I love the pop of the green and orange against the neutrals. Isn't funny how we all acquire fabric that we love at the time, then later question why we have it. I think your green found a great home.

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  4. It's a lovely runner. I love how the green fabric just pops out from the neutrals

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  5. This is gorgeous! Wonderful gift.

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  6. I especially love the top picture here. Your runner has turned out beautifully and how cool that the choices you made relate so closely to your friend's personality.

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  7. A lovely gift Lisa . It is always sad when a friend leaves work (as I'm about to ) and I'm sure she will love her present

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  8. Hi Lisa, I really like the colour combination you used for this one. I am sure it will be received very well. Congratulations on a nice finish

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  9. Love your colors, looks perfect.

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  10. This is just lovely Lisa! The colours you put together are fabulous, and it makes me want to make this plus block (on my to-do list) but in a smaller version as a runner! Love the gorgeous leaves you included in your photos. I keep wanting to reach down and grab leaves to save on my walks with Rocco, (I did bring a few home) and I keep snapping pics of glorious trees.

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  11. This is a gorgeous finish, Lisa. I am sure Leanne will love it. This fabric combination would have been lovely as a full cross quilt. Cross and plus blocks are my favorite to make. I have never worked with AMH fabrics as I never felt comfortable enough to use the prints in a project. The prints you choose to coordinate with it really make the one print pop. Thanks for sharing your finish with TGIFF.

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  12. Beautiful! I love your version of a plus quilt, your quilting is fabulous on it too!

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