Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Where Flowers Bloom Blog Hop ~ My Day!

Welcome to my garden!

My newest blooms are these Ruffle Flowers! 

When Carla @ Creatin' in the Sticks announced this
fabulous flower filled blog hop... 

Where Flowers Bloom Blog Hop

I knew just what I wanted to make.

I have had this pattern in my stash for a long time.
It is the "French Rose Buds" baby quilt version of the "French Roses" design,
but I adapted it for a tablerunner.
The reason why these raw edge applique flowers are called "French Roses" 
is because the quilter who copyrighted the pattern
is named Heather French.

This is the very basic layout for my table runner.

Add fabulous fabrics,
Mostly Manor and Meadow Storm,
from Victoria Findlay Woolfe
and a basic blue from my stash.

As always, my little quilty kitty Maestro helped "audition" the fabrics.

Maestro is very "paws on" when it comes to helping.

We appliqued the flowers randomly onto the center panel of blue,
10" by 32" with a 1" border.

The added the large print outer border and quilted.

Straight stitching with varigated "pink lemonade" thread
on the lines on the floral fabric.
Maestro took a break at this point on my quilting chair.

Then we densely outlined the flowers in blue thread for the top stitches.

I added an extra rag snipped yellow circle and a rose button
to the center of each flower
that was not a part pf the original pattern
for a more 3-D ruffle effect.

The binding is my new favorite method,
a machine stitched two-color,
flanged binding. 

For my

Maestro had her paw in on this part, too.

Maestro especially loves to help remove the binding clips.

This table runner measures
18 and 1/2 inches by 55 and 1/2 inches,
custom size for my dining room table

I tried taking photos on my new runner on my dining table,
but Maestro was a little too helpful
and the lighting did not do the fabrics justice.

So I took it outside in the bright morning sun.

The inspiration for this quilt came directly from
these roses in my garden.

When I am not sewing, reading or petting the kitties,
I like to putter around in the garden
of our tiny city yard.

I love my garden swings for sitting and enjoying.

I love my covered deck for outdoor dining.
My new runner is a lovely way to set my outdoor table
for our evening meal.

Here is the pieced back of my table runner.

Be sure to sit a few and enjoy all the pretty flower gardens today ... 

Thank you for visiting my garden today!

I really appreciate each and every comment on my blog.

Your kind words make my quilty day!

Since blogger has changed its comment notification due to the new privacy laws,
it has made it much more difficult to respond to each lovely comment.

Please know that, as I read and reread your comments
I send you smiles and good wishes.

Thank you! 

Thank you,  Carla, for hosting this beautiful blog hop!


Lisa England said...

Just beautiful! I love the texture of the flowers and the quilting is fabulous.

Suze said...

Thank you for the explanation of the reason for French - I had seen this pattern and never knew why the French in the name. Thanks for the enlightment. I adore your quilt. Maestro reminds me on one of our Freds. We had a few solid black Freds. Fred just seemed to be the appropriate name for that cat and each one was solid black and seemed to have the same personality. I miss having a kitty. Right now it's probably better that I don't have one. For two years, my son and his then two - four year old daughter was living with me. I raised her daddy and his younger sister and her daddy was hyperactive and I have never seen a child that is as hard on her toys as she is. I need a service dog for my PTSD and have been delaying getting one since they come to visit every other weekend. I don't think she can comprehend that the dog will be a service dog not a pet to her and she can't play with the dog. I really have empathy for her. She and her dad live with a lovely lady who has two children and her dad's son. All the other children go to visit their other biological parent except her. She has not seen her mother since the day she left her mom's house - two and half years ago. Her mother wants no part of her life. When she's here, she comes and crawls up in the chair with me and wants me to read to her or she wants to watch TV with me. I can't even knit when she's here. So, she is a priority for me. She's coming next week to go to Vacation Bible School with me. She starts kindergarten in the fall. I'm awaiting the day when we can do older crafts together. We do young crafts now. I'm trying to be a postive role model for her. I hope she will settle down and like to quilt, sew, and knit. Maybe she'll teach me some new techiques, too. Thanks for the lovely flowers in my life today, Pat.

Elizabeth Coughlin said...

Your table runner is SO pretty! I love the idea of using raised flowers with traditional quilting.

Carol said...

Beautiful runner! I really like these roses--a quilting friend is making several quilts using this pattern. It's a good one! Thanks for sharing!

Dorian said...

Very nice Pat! Those ruffle flowers are cute, and your real roses are just lovely!

Carla said...

Oh, Pat, this is a beautiful table runner. The fabrics just make those flowers pop and your quilting is perfect. Thank you for a great post in the Where Flowers Bloom Blog Hop. Love all the pretty photos of your garden too!

tink's mom said...

Well this is definitely a woozier way to start the day. It is absolutely stunning. great job and great pictures. Love the assistant.

Martina said...

such cute flowers! I also love the back and the quilting very much. Have fun in your garden!

Lisa J. said...

This is very lovely and it looks great out in the back yard.

Danette said...

It sure is beautiful and fits so well in your garden! Enjoy the Summer with your new runner and your kitty!

Kathy @ Kwilty Pleasures said...

I luv the flowers on your table runner. I made a quilt many years ago from a pattern in a book called Split and Stitch appliqué. Thanks for sharing!

Calicojoan said...

That is just gorgeous. I love the dimension those ruffle flowers add and the two color binding just brings it all together. It's so nice to have a helping hand/paw when you need it too! LOL!!!

Carol Swift said...

Oh my gosh, this is gorgeous and so is your backyard garden!

Rozz01 said...

You deserve an A+ for your fabulous flower table runner.

allthingzsewn said...

I commented earlier, I must not have pushed the comment button. This is a lovely runner. It has inspired to find a similar pattern I have for a baby quilt and start it in flannels.

Daryl @ Patchouli Moon Studio said...

What a fun and summery table runner. Like the binding too.

Anna brown said...

Ty for the inspiration I love these flowers ...Lol so I really need to get moving on my own table runner.... happyness04431@yahoo.com

Joy from Days Filled With Joy said...

Such a lovely table runner, so bright and cheerful! Thanks for sharing! xx

LJ said...

Very pretty. I, too, love flanged binding.

Tu-Na Quilts said...

Beautiful!! Great idea to add the extra ruffle and button to the center of each flower. Love it!! Your roses on the trellis are beautiful! Mine get eaten by the deer.

ShirleyC said...

Your table runner is just the cat's meow! No pun intended! I love it!

Kay said...

What a lovely runner - definitely summertime. The colors are great, and it looks like an easy project. Will be adding this to my "to do" project list. And your "city yard" looks like a nice place to spend some time relaxing. Happy Summer

Charlene McCain said...

I am in love with this table runner. The colors you and Masestro chose are so colorful and bright. And I am so intrigued by that binding. I will be back to see the tutorial.

Kathy E. said...

How beautiful is this??? The colors are so rich together and the dimensional flowers really pop against the color! I love it all. Maestro has good taste...hmmmm...wonder where he inherited that from? I need to learn how to make a flanged binding as it's perfect for this runner!

Sherry said...

I enjoyed looking at your lovely pictures of a beautiful project. Maestro is a great addition to to the post. Thanks for sharing your process in making your tablerunner.

Marian said...

A Fun and Faaaaaaaaaabulous project. Love the table runner and the bright and beautiful colors. That orange with the flower print really complements the other colors you chose. I love this.

Sharon said...

Wonderful! I love the bright beautiful colors, and your little "helper" is adorable. Thanks for sharing!

Unknown said...

It is absolutely gorgeous! Maestro is so very helpful. :)

Tami Von Zalez said...

Yours is my favorite of this hop so far - my favorite image of the runner is with the red roses background. Makes me want that runner so bad .... !!!! Guess I'll have to make one of my own - pinned your project.

Brenda @ Songbird Designs said...

Gorgeous table runner and great colors! And, what would we do without our "helpers?"

Susan said...

Aren't those beautiful flowers! I see Maestro approves too!

Scrapatches said...

Thanks to all who have stopped by and left kind words on my blog ... :-) Pat

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