Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Apple Core and Roses Table Runner

I finished the apple core table runner (the binding took a long time to stitch down).


It is 52" x 16". It took a 20" square of fabric for the bias binding. I am so glad that I had posted a tutorial for Apple Cores, because I sure needed it for this project. You may think my tutorials are for you, but they are really for me to refer to!


Close up of the quilting - it was inspired by one of the fabrics Cotton batting, and Invisafil thread on top, Aurifil in the bobbin, with a #70 Microtex needle.


The appliqué is an original design.  I do have a PDF for the appliqué pattern. If you would like a copy, you can email me (link here) and I will forward it to you. I am still working out how to post PDF's.


I used 33 Apple Cores cut with the GO!, but the appliqué design would work on anything.

I really like appliqué on a "monochromatic" pieced background. Here is another example of one I made-


This stool cover is made using a Tri-Recs ruler (there are more details here), and the quilting design is based on a design from Ivory Spring (Bird Feather Quilting Motif).

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!

15 comments:

Fiesta said...

Beautiful!!

corina said...

I can't even imagine sewing that curvy binding! Looks great. Really love the stool cover - it would be hard to sit on something so beautiful!

SoozeM said...

They are simply gorgeous, I particularly love your apple core runner! I have the apple core die and have cut the bits out for a (large) quilt but it seems overwhelming, I think I need to start with something more this size!

Karen said...

Using the apple cores pieces as a background for applique is a great idea. Well done.

danih03 said...

Very cute!

Frances Leate said...

Beautiful table runner and it has inspired me to dig out my apple core project. Take care.

Donna said...

The apple core table runner is just lovely, and the applique is perfect for it.

Raewyn said...

Lovely - I know now why I borrowed the GoBaby and the applecore die from work today!!! Looking forward to having a play :-)

radio controlled helicopters said...

Apple Cores cut look really wonderful and fabulous.I really inspire tis work.It really impressive work.

Kate said...

Love that table runner, such a lovely shape.

Lesley said...

This is a "wow" project...just gorgeous! You're so creative!

moosecraft said...

Wow! It's gorgeous!

Tammy said...

Your apple core table runner is gorgeous! That curvy binding looks fantastic, but what a ton of work to attach. You did a lovely job. Your free motion quilting is lovely. Well done!

EileenKNY said...

Joanne, my DH is making an apple core quilt; we didn't see your tutorial until today. He's got 9 rows done. How can he make it look as awesome as your tablerunner? Can you please explain why you pull out the stitches in the center?
I love your blog! Your quilts are so perfect looking.

Myra said...

A wonderful table runner and stool cover! Awesome!!

I wouldn't mind having you PDF of your rose... If ever you want, I sould show you how to do the PDF thing on your comp... Just ask...