This is a table runner I made for Tony (one of the guys I work with) and Andrea as a wedding gift. The block pattern is broken dishes.....appropriate don't you think?
The bride chose the colors, and the rest was my choice, fabric, block design and quilting motifs. Since their wedding was today and fall is in the air here I decided to use a fall quilting design, oak leaves and acorns.
The blocks had a double leaf and single acorn design, and the end triangles have a single leaf and acorn design. No, I am not that good at freemotion quilting, these are embroidery machine quilting designs from The Embroidery Library. It still takes some work and talent to get the designs to workout correctly, but you don't have to worry about thread tension and all that other stuff. Actually it is more challenging to do this kind of work than to do the longarm quilting that is done by computer.
I also designed a label for the back........
The wedding was this afternoon and it was beautiful, we had a great time and Andrea was radiant and Tony was so happy........They are both great people and deserve all the happiness in the world.
3 weeks ago