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Wednesday, September 30, 2009

2009 Fall Table Runner Swap

Diane has recieved her fall swap package from me so now I can show you what I sent!
The table topper is made from the Schnibbles pattern, Winter White. (The groups first Schnibbles project.)
To recap:
Diane sent me her choice of 9 fat quarters. She chose fqs from Sandy Gervais' line Gobble, Gobble by Moda. {Darling!!}
Diane wanted a table topper rather than a runner, which is generally more narrow.
I was to use what ever pattern I wanted to make Diane's topper.
Diane was able to chose whether she wanted a Halloween topper or a fall topper. She chose fall.
We could add fabric if we needed / wanted - which I did. I got the 'plain' cream from the same line, (Gobble, Gobble). I added the four outside corner gold fabrics from one of Nancy Halvorsen's fall lines. I also got the brown border fabric, backing and binding.
I could have scrappy pieced the back, but since the shop where I work has the line, I decided to get a whole piece for the backing.
The bonus is that I got to keep all the left overs! So, I made myself the very same topper!
I made Diane one of my owls in the same fabrics of her quilt, some fabric covered magnets, a harvest scented candle and a witchie hat embroidered on a wool covered magnet. The extras were all wrapped up in a fat quarter that I sewed up using my linen / gift bag tutorial.
I hope Diane enjoys her treats as much as I did while making them especially for her!

19 comments:

Needled Mom said...

Very cute and I am sure greatly appreciated.

Barb said...

Oh Mel these treats are fantastic! I LOVE the owl, one of my favorites and I have never seen one like that before! The fabric magnets and are wonderful and of course I love your gift bags! The table topper is one of my favorites! What a lucky person! Thanks for sharing. Is there a pattern for the owl or magnets?

Kaaren said...

Awesome swap gifts, Mel. The fabric was a perfect choice for the pattern.

I'm sure your partner loved her gifts.

onlymehere said...

I really love this and I'm sure she will too! The extra gifts are such a fine touch too. Cindy

SewDivaDiane said...

Oh Mel,

I did enjoy it very much!! It looks great on my dining room table. Thanks so very much!!

Carol said...

So cute! Love the owl! I know she loved them all!

Micki said...

I love the fabrics and the pattern is just adorable!
Micki

Sherri said...

Love it!!!

Dawn said...

Way to go Mel!! The table runner is fantstic and love the owl!! She will love it too...I'm sure!

jabeybaby said...

Beautiful table topper, and I love that owl!

Michelle said...

You did GOOD!

Annette said...

Your Schnibble is incredible! I'm sure Diane is so happy to have it.

Hillary said...

Wow! Go Mel! That looks great and what fun little extras! I love your little "Hoot" He looks great all decked out for fall!

belinda said...

Wow...w-a-y cute Mel....I know she will just LOVE it!!

Thanks for all the Expo quilt photos...you dun good girl!!!

Trisha said...

It has been so fun seeing all the Winter White quilts in the different fabric choices. I love this one. It is so rich in color. Gorgeous!

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

I love it!!! What a lucky gal to have you! I bet she loved everything! I know i would have !!!

Karen said...

I would have liked to have been the recipient!

Marianne said...

Love your Schnibbles! Nice job!

Candace said...

Wow - what a great quilt, Mel! I can just see the delight on Diane's face when she received it!
Cheers!