Monday, 15 February 2016

It's all in the detail.....

I have been busy this weekend working on the table runner that I am making for my son.  I need to finish it soon as we are visiting him for his birthday later this month and, I want to take it with me when we go.


Cacti appliques at one end before embroidery details were added

You may recall, the last time that I posted about it I had pieced it together and, had added the various cacti appliques to either end.  I should explain that this runner was made to my son's own design.  He and his girlfriend chose the fabrics the last time they were visiting me and he drew out the design that he wanted with an indication of the sort of cacti he wanted me to applique at either end and then left me to do the rest!


Cacti appliques at the other end before embroidery details were added

The cacti needed a few extra details added to them to make them look more cacti-like and, that is what I was busy doing this weekend.  I am very pleased with how they now look. Here are some close ups of the details....










The runner has now been layered together ready for quilting which I hope I will find time to do in the next couple of days.  The next time I show it to you it should be finished!


Thank you to all of you for warning me about getting addicted to hexagons and EPP..... I am rather afraid it is too late!!  I made some more cards at the weekend also and, as well as those in the photograph above, two of them looked like this....


More hexagons!! I did enjoy making them and, I am really pleased to be able to use up all the card supplies that I have had sitting waiting for me to use them. I have been having a lot of fun at the same time!!


Yesterday was the official start of The Splendid Sampler and the first block was released.  I have finished my block but, it needs a little hand stitching to finish off the applique so, I will show it to you a little later in the week.

I am linking this post with the stitchery party over at Super Mom - No Cape! Why not pop across and see who else has linked up!  Hope you all have a creative week! 






32 comments:

  1. What a fun table runner! Your cards are lovely too. I made the mistake of following your link to The Splendid Sampler. I adore hearts. My To Do List is HUGE. The temptation is almost too much to resist. (If my printer were working, I'd probably make block 1 today - lol!) I do look forward to seeing your block!

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    1. Thank you Renee! I love the first block of the Splendid Sampler.... you should follow along... you don't have to sew them all! Christine x

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  2. Love the cactus, all of them. Beautiful stitching. I agree with Renee on the Splendid Sampler!! I might get it started.

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    1. Thank you! The Splendid Sampler should be fun... I don't know if I will make every block... you should join in! Christine x

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  3. Oh those cactus are great, your stitching is lovely.

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    1. Thank you Deb! I enjoying adding the stitching details! Christine x

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  4. Your runner is wonderful and unique too.

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    1. Thank you Melody! I think my son will like it! Christine x

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  5. Your cactus are so cute! Has your son seen the progress?
    Love your cards, especially the hexies!

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    1. Thank you Linda! Yes, he has seen bits and pieces of it..... I think he approves! Christine x

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  6. Wunderschön ist Dein table runner. Tolle Applikationen. Unglaublich, was Du alles für schöne Sachen gemacht hast. Die Karten sind super.
    Hab eine schöne Woche und liebe Grüße
    Monika

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    1. Thank you Monika! I enjoyed adding the details to the cacti and making the cards was a lot of fun! Christine x

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  7. The table runner is lovely and the cacti are brilliant, I hope A likes them, I am sure he will. Your cards are lovely too, I am pleased to see you are using your new stamps! xxx

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    1. Thank you Janet! I think he will like it! I had a lot of fun with the cards.... I enjoyed using the new stamps! Chrissie x

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  8. Love all the details on the cacti - looking great!

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    1. Thank you! I really enjoyed adding all the details! Christine x

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  9. Your son is going to like this fun table runner. And I see you are adding another (addictive) talent to your huge repertoire. It is lovely to see so much talent. 💟

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    1. Thank you Amanda! I just loved adding all the details and making the cards is a lot of fun! Christine x

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  10. Liebe Christine,
    wow da hat sich dein Sohn ja wirklich Gedanken gemacht, was ich für einen jungen Mann sehr beeindruckend finde. Die Kakteen sehen wunderschön aus! Ich freue mich schon auf den fertigen Läufer.
    Liebe Grüße
    Steffi

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    1. Thank you Steffi! I think he quite enjoyed designing it and I certainly enjoyed adding all the details. It is nearly finished! Christine x

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  11. Great cacti and super cards too!

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    1. Thank you Lyn! Both were lots of fun! Christine x

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  12. I like your runner, nice applique!
    KATRIN W.

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    1. Thank you Katrin! I enjoyed adding the details to the cacti! Christine x

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  13. Love those cactii! The embroidered details really do finish it off

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    1. Thank you Wendy! They were fun to stitch! Christine x

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  14. I think it's great your son and his girlfriend designed the cactus table runner - you know they will love it!
    Great stitching on all the cacti, really super!
    Such lovely cards - you have been busy!
    Have a great week!
    Barbara xx

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    1. Thank you Barbara! I seem to be really busy with all my projects at the moment but somehow that gives me the drive to do more! Have a lovely week! Christine x

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  15. Your stitching really brings the cacti to life--so cute! I'm trying to resist the Splendid Sampler---so many sew alongs and so little time!

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    1. Thank you Karen. I hope they will be pleased with the runner, it was fun to stitch! Tell me about it.... I am so weak-willed I just couldn't resist! Christine x

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  16. hee hee - you've been bitten by the Hexxie-Bug. I'm sorry to tell you that there is no cure. It's terminal. (love the wee cactus-zzzz btw)

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    1. Thank you Mary Anne! It's a bit like the crazy quilting bug.... I don't think there is a cure for that either! Christine x

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