Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Little Surprises


Here's a little table runner that I finished up prior to my knee replacement surgery way back in March. I didn't get around to posting it, so here it is today!



As I was making this runner, I didn't really like the fabrics in the batik charm pack. But now that it's together and quilted, I'm thoroughly enjoying it. Each time I walk by, I smile at the quilting, and the border, and the little pops of color that spring out from the array of dark fabrics. It a nice little gem of a surprise!

And hence, a lesson learned for me:  get out of your comfort zone with colors and palettes and try something new. I might just like it!

Barb
Quilting with a smile!

Linking up with:
Linky Tuesday
Midweek Makers 
Needle and Thread Thursday 
Pre-Cut Linky Party 
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13 comments:

  1. You're right, Barb, it was those little pops of color that made me click on the photo to see the whole runner! I have a few of those jelly rolls that have taken a back seat in my stash, so maybe I need to try looking at them again. This is lovely!

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  2. Very pretty. Fun that you learned to like Batiks in a new to you color way!

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  3. I always seem to have a love/hate relationship with all of my projects as I make them. You are correct. Sometimes you need to put them away for a while before you can appreciate them.

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  4. How is your new knee doing? Interestingly, I also had mine replaced in March (8th). Hide the new one is working well for you! (lynnstck[at]yahoo.com)

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  5. this is very pretty. I love it when I don't like something while making it, but after I look at the completed project, it grows on me and sometimes I have a hard time giving it to the person intended. But I do, it makes them smile and that is the whole purpose.

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  6. Those are definitely gorgeous fabrics together! And congrats on the finish! Thanks for sharing on Midweek Makers

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  7. It's beautiful! Understandable that it makes you smile - it made me smile, too!

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  8. This is a beautiful way to use a jelly roll, I love how the colours in the pre-cut made you challenge your palette. Why not share you post on my Pre-Cut Linky Party on my blog for all lovers of the jelly roll? :)

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  9. Very fun runner, I really like the prints.

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  10. What a beautiful table runner Barb! Many times I have been surprised how well I ended up liking something....especially after it was quilted. Thanks for sharing!

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