Bubbles and Ripples

A few years ago, I made a table runner project for Make Modern Magazine. It's a digital magazine, run by Aussie quilting friends, which has been going strong since 2014 with each issue is filled with fun and contemporary projects.


I've had this table runner, living on (and off) on a side table for a number of years. I do swap it out occasionally, but then tend to go back to it as it's a great size for the table. When I searched my blog for when I made this project originally, I couldn't find a post, which must mean I never blogged about it (so very unlike me!).

This runner was made with a piece of background charcoal fabric cut to size. I then used a charm pack of Karen Lewis prints for the circles in various sizes. I used the Karen Kay Buckley Perfect Circles Templates to cut out the various circle shapes before arranging them across the background fabric in these sort of swoops.


The quilting was fun, making a ripple effect (hence the name). and I finished it with the same binding fabric as the background.

I've always wanted to add some hand quilting to this project, right there, in between the ripples, and finally, I did. I really love how it turned out and I adore the little dimples that the hand quilting give this project.

In my opinion, you can never have too much quilty texture in a project :)


12 comments

  1. Your tablerunner is so pretty . Such lovely fabrics and love the flow of the quilting design. Beautiful job. Happy quilting and have a very blessed week.

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  2. I like the addition of the hand quilting too. It looks really nice ... and FuN... xox

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  3. I love everything about this runner...the bubbles the quilting and the movement! Great job!

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  4. I love this and might replicate it at some point with a blue background for the sea and sandy coloured stones. Thank you for the inspiration. x

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  5. I love your runner and the quilting is fabulous!

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  6. I love this- At first it reminded me of ...planets!

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  7. Love it.. and the hand quilting makes it look great.

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  8. A terrific table runner, and the hand quilting adds a very nice touch! Please tell me about your machine quilting. Is it done on a regular sewing machine? And if so, how do you set you tension for quilting? I have had my Bernini 930 for years and am just now wanting to do some machine quilting, as my hands are just playing out! I would love some advice from you. I looked for your email address but could not find it on your blog page. Carol in Texas

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  9. Totally love this one ....
    Hugz

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  10. Oh yes the hand stitching gives it a whole new texture! Love this runner!

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  11. It certainly is a lovely modern table runner. Love how you have placed the circles and the quilting is very effective especially with the added touch of hand quilting.

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