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Thursday, March 22, 2012

It's a month of runners and here is Joan with her Snapshots of possibilities...... ( 2 guests today)


Let's call this NOTE
Ahhhh table runners! Now Madame Samm has caught me with my favorite weakness. They are usually a fast project, that allows you to bring a little art into your life and frequently can be done with scraps. Can you give me a big hallelujah??? Best yet, they can be bring a little joy to the table every day! I am not much into the cooking “thing”! Actually I rather despise the kitchen, but I sure do love to see my beautiful table with a runner to reflect holidays, seasons, or just my mood.
Spring Showers

This passion of mine lead me to a wonderful Yahoo Group, “The Quilted Table”. A place where table runners are the name of the game. Monthly our fearless leader Sharon, posts free online patterns for runners. We make them up should we choose, and post the photos of our completed projects. I love seeing how different they all look. Then 4 times a year we have swaps. They are probably my most favorite. I have met some wonderful quilters thru these swaps, and received some fabulous runners from them.
For the Birds

Here is the first runner I did, once I found the group.
It’s was a freebie from Red Rooster and I was well on my way to falling in love with our group once this was completed. I wish it was still available to share with you all, but unfortunately it's not! :-(



BUT

As they say a picture is worth a thousand words… So I am going to let the photos tell the rest of the story. Some of the wonderful runners and toppers that I have made or received from our fabulous swaps.
USA 
Witch ONE?

Fall Harvest

Irish Spring

Oh Lucky!

Bunny HOP

Tulip

Bullseye



For the Birds 2

Fall

Tumbleweed

Snow PEEP
It's Fall
Black CATS


Heart Felt
Holly Berry!

Siesta
Around the Block


So... I do hope that this will entice you to check out the Quilted Table Yahoo group. I know I can speak for all, when I say, we would sure love to see you! And be sure to give Sharon, our wonderful group mom a big “Hello” from Joan!

Amber
Peek!
Bunny Belly
Happy March!
Iced!

Thanksgiving

And stop by MoosestashQuilting when you can! There are some fun things coming up real soon! 

48 comments:

  1. Your table mats are all gorgeous! Sounds like a great group. Thanks for sharing your pictures.

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  2. Wow you have some gorgeous table runners there..thanks for sharing the pics and about the group.

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  3. Wow! You are the Queen Bee of table runners! What a beautiful quilt show! I love your versatility. They're all scrumptious!

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  4. I am totally jealous of all those table runners! I'm making one of my daughters a table runner for each month - her birthday request - and I have 5 more to go. Some of the ones you have here look like ones she would love! blessings, marlene

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  5. wow those halloween runner are wonderful! love this idea.. maybe i'll stop by. thank's for sharing

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  6. Love the table runners. Something that can keep me quilting forever as I love a new table runner for different months, holidays and seasons.
    Thanks for sharing.

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  7. Good Morning Joan..now this is inspirations....do you have patterns for all of those..or at the yahoo group...I love the witch one? terrific ideas

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  8. Wow Joan! Those beautiful table runners would inspire me to keep my table clear of kids activities so I could enjoy seeing their beauty. I kept saying oooh that is my favorite, no that is my favorite, oh wait this one. You can enjoy one each month! Thank you for sharing your treasures!

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  9. Oh my word! Those are stunning! Thank you for sharing you wonderful talent and beautiful creations with us!!

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  10. WOW - I thought I had a ton of runners and toppers! Beautiful! I especially liked the last one! Beautiful! I'm off to my "snowbird" bee and guess what I had on the agenda? Runners! Great gifts and bazaar items! Everybody loves 'em!!

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  11. I'm not much of a table topper person...I do however have a few. Your toppers are so cheerful and fun. I'm in love with "Witch One."

    Thanks for sharing all your beautiful toppers.

    Smiles,
    Kelly

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  12. Just the kind of group that I have been looking for - love all of your runners and look forward to the monthly patterns - thanks for the heads up. Judy C

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  13. Oh what beauty! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  14. Thanks for sharing the lovely "show" of runners....really inspiring! I like them all, but my fav is the one called "For the Birds". :) Great ideas here!

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  15. Those runners are gorgeous!Thanks for sharing those photos.

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  16. What a gorgeous and diversified collection of tablewares you have! I love the bits of added appliques. I think that adds to the charm of a finished item. Thank you for sharing a great trunk show!

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  17. Each one is cuter than the next. Love them all.

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  18. Very nice...I think you should rent them out...I'll be your first customer...I'll pay the going rate, whatever that is, and you send me your runner for two weeks at a time...sounds good, no?!? Runner Rentals...seriously, this could work!! Really, they are all lovely, good on ya! xo, Nan

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  19. I love all of them. I've only recently started making runners and now I'm addicted.

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  20. What a glorious display of inspiration! I sure wish I had more hours in each day!

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  21. What a way to dress your table. Gorgeous!

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  22. Joan, your runners are all just wonderful!

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  23. Love the runners! Do you have any of the patterns that you can share or can tell us where to get them?

    Thanks

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  24. Even Macaroni and cheese would go with these cute Table runners. I bet the Children love them too!

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  25. These are all beautiful!! I have been looking all over for a pattern for the "witch one" topper. Would you mind sharing the details so I can order the pattern?

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  26. Runners are great-lots of impact for relatively little effort. I especially like the witch one.

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  27. I have (surprisingly) never made a table runner. You have inspired me! Thanks!

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  28. Wow! What great table runners! I have not made one yet which is something I can't believe. I do like the idea of them being small projects that can be completed quickly so maybe I need to get to work!

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  29. You have stitched quite a few table runners. And they are wonderful! I still need to get one done for myself.

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  30. I AM A SERIOUS FABRIC ADDICT because what is better than fabrics? I have a simple answer: Nothing! I love the colors, texture, different designs, you name it.

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  31. Beautiful runners. I love small projects like this. You have given me some good inspiration. Thanks.

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  32. So many cute ones. Now everyone will have to know what pattern is from who and where can they get it.:)

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  33. I am NUTS over ALL of them! I wish I knew the pattens! I love to do runners for all of the holidays for my mom and my sister. There are some BEAUTIFUL ones here!

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  34. Great table runners. Thanks for sharing.

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  35. What beautiful runners, thanks so much for sharing them! They are my favorite project to make too!

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  36. I love your runners. I like the idea that they're not all long rectangles. Sometimes you just need to be square.LOL Great job.

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  37. Your runner collection is wonderful Joan - thanks for the great inspiration!

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  38. Bunny Hop and For the Birds really caught my eye! So many table runners!!! So little time!!! I had better get sewing now! lol

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  39. Your table mats are beautiful!! Thank you for sharing

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  40. Table runners are so many cute and all.
    Yasmin

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  41. I love them all! I want them all!!!
    I joined the group in hopes of starting my own collection. They are fabulous.

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  42. Very very nice. Wonderful work.
    Hugs

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  43. I loved seeing all the photos of runners. They are all wonderful. I like making and using runners too.

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  44. Well, Joan, you are amazing with the quantity and variety that you create. They are all absolutely wonderful. Thank you for all the wonderful photos.

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