8 August 2014

Boxes-N-Bows

In spite of a power outage, I managed to get these Christmas table runners quilted and bound in two days.  The quilting is quite dense and was a little time consuming, but sew worth it!  This first runner finished at 14" x 49" after quilting.



The second runner finished at 14" x 70".  Both are now for sale in my Etsy shop.



I am sew impressed with the effect of the organic wavy matchstick quilting.  It helps the runners to lay nice and flat and adds a wonderful texture.  Looks like wind driven snow!


The backing is Tidings of Great Joy by Janet Wecker Frisch for Quilting Treasures.  This large scale script text print tells the history of the Christmas tree.  This neutral print goes well with all colour schemes.




Here is a great close up of the quilting - and my new labels from My Own Quilting Labels.   I love these cute little labels!

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The binding is Winter Parade by Leanne Anderson for Henry Glass Fabrics.



After quilting, I cut the corners on a 45 degree angle to add a little interest and eliminate the boxy look.  I quite like those angled ends!  Sew happy with each of these runners!



One more pic... Just because!



Want to make some Boxes-N-Bows blocks, too?  Here are the block dimensions...



Linking up to Finish it up Friday with Amanda Jean of Crazy Mom Quilts....
And TGIFF! hosted this week with M-R at Quilt Matters.






Keep On Quilting On!



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31 comments:

Yvonne @ Quilting Jetgirl said...

The matchstick quilting really does look wonderful. I like how you describe it as windblown snow; wonderful imagery!

Dominique said...

Wow, Lorna, the quilting is outstanding! Thanks for the up close pictures! These are beautiful pieces.

Vicki in MN said...

Lorna that is 2 cute fun runners! I love the quilting and still trying to let myself go to do it. I have worked hard for along time to make things more straight and symetrical that I find it hard to let go-any tips?

happydancequilting said...

Oh my gosh - that is just the prettiest! I LOOOOVE the quilting and your fantastic little label.

Joanna @ Riddle and {Whimsy} said...

I really do love that quilting. It's gorgeous!

a maidenhair fern said...

great quilting!

Carla said...

Gorgeous quilting Lorna!

Elise Lea said...

Gorgeous finish! I too love your 45 degree corners. They add a lot to the runner!

Lisa J. said...

I also love the quilting. It gives the runners a perfect finish.

France Nadeau ❅ inspiration imagination creation said...

I love your organic quilting! It suits the forest prints so well. I can see how time consuming it must have been... But worth the effort! I'm keeping the idea in a corner of my head and will try it for sure.

Dona said...

Beautiful! The table runners and gifts are lovely and the quilting is wonderful. Really nice.

Lea said...

Hi Lorna, What a cute runner! Your quilting is beautiful. Thank you for sharing the dimensions for the bows.

Jasmine said...

These look great! I love the quilting and the trimmed corners. Your labels are awesome. Which size did you buy?

A Quilter's Mission said...

Lorna...I am in love! These are so great. The colors are beautiful, and the gift boxes are really fun. Yes, the 45 corners add a special pazazz.

M-R Charbonneau said...

Beautiful, just beautiful! Great palette, Lorna. LOVE that wavy matchstick -- fabulous movement!

Kathy@KayakQuilting said...

Beautiful! My goodness, that is a lot of quilting! Love it!

Carla said...

Lorna, I love the quilting. I must try that sometime. Thanks for the block info. Great runners shown with the best pictures.

Gemini Jen NZ said...

That's a great quilting design - it really suits the whole look!

Kathy said...

That is one LONG (and beautiful) table runner! Love the wavy stitching too!

Carol said...

I love those wavy matchstick lines. Love it!

Patch the Giraffe said...

Love these! Your two day turn around is impressive!

What Comes Next? said...

those runners look great - I really like that quilting!

margaret said...

2 great runners and love the way they are quited

Scrapatches said...

Lovely! The boxes and bows pattern is very festive. ... :) Pat

Izzy said...

Love them! That block is super cute. And the quilting is perfect! Great finishes!

MoeWest said...

I really love the quilting on these runners and the boxes n bows block design too! Can you tell me if the text on your backing fabric ran across the WOF? It's a great fabric and I want to try and find some.

Celtic Thistle said...

I love these! What a great colour palette you have chosen.
Thanks for linking up to Ho,Ho,Ho and on We Sew too :)

Sandra :) said...

Popped over from Ho Ho Ho - those are beautiful tablerunners - the fabric line is really gorgeous, but that wavy matchstick quilting just takes them over the top - wow!

Erin @ Missy Mac Creations said...

Lovely Christmassy tablerunners, Lorna! I really like those presents so thanks for the cutting measurements. And thanks for linking up to Ho, Ho, Ho and On We Sew this month!

Deb Wolfe said...

Thanks for sharing about the quilt labels - just ordered some! Merry Christmas!

chev37 said...

thanks for posting your lovely runner.. I <3 everything about it.. the fabric the quilting is awesome.. love your labels! Super job as usual!