Wednesday, June 15, 2011

dresser runner

I got right back to working on ufo's again. This is a runner for my dresser that I started over a year ago. I got the center part and the end appliques finished and laid out the 3 pieces on my dresser to see how it looked. And somehow - I left it there - enjoying it in all it's unfinished glory for months - lol.
Finally this last week I did some simple machine quilting in the center and I echo quilted around the applique with my walking foot (LOTS of turns :0)


And now it can go back on my dresser so I can enjoy it - finished!


I started with a lovely pattern by Marcie of Patchalot Patterns. Now that I've finished my variation I want to make it again only this time make the actual pattern with all the borders and cornerstones :0)

Here it is back on my dresser. I'm sure it will do a great job of protecting the finish on the top of the dresser. At least that's what I'm going to tell my husband it's for :0)


I haven't forgotten about the giveaway. I'll get to it soon. I just have a rather busy week this week.
Happy Quilting!!

16 comments:

Ann Champion said...

Your finihed quilt looks great! I'll bet you're happy it's finished? :)

Colleen said...

Your quilted dresser runner is beautiful! I had never thought to make anything quilted for my dresser. Thank you for the idea!

Karen said...

The applique on the border really makes this a special piece.

Cheri said...

That is really cute! Love the dresser also :)

beth said...

Oooh! How pretty!

Crispy said...

Oh Janet, it looks beautiful on your dresser!! I have a nine patch runner on the guest bedroom dresser that needs to be quilted. Maybe it will get done some day when I don't have anything to hand quilt on :0)

Crispy

Carol G said...

It looks perfect on your dresser. Great idea!

W. Latane Barton said...

Love the look of the runner on your dresser. I have a similiar one that I used on my dresser.

YankeeQuilter said...

Looks so much better on your dresser than sitting in a UFO bag in the closet! Thanks for the inspiration...

Lori said...

That is so sweet!!!

MARCIE said...

Janet! How adorable that turned out! I love it as a runner! Great idea! And so much nicer finished.

Dixie said...

What a sweet runner you made it it looks perfect on your dresser. Love how you positioned the fabric perfectly for the bird's eye.

Barb said...

very fresh and pretty =
pretty blue bedroom - that color is lovely

Angie said...

It's gorgeous! And I love it on your dresser!!

Kathie said...

oh I just love this it would look wonderful on my dresser too....I may just have to make one as well.
congrats on another finish
Kathie

Carrie P. said...

Perfect!