Spring Umbrella Runner Complete
After much ado, our Spring Umbrella table runner is finished and on the island. You may have heard that our Elna sewing machine went on the fritz right at the start of a planned mega quilting extravaganza day. Since those plans were set aside, so too did the Spring Umbrella runner. After a few other diversions, my attention was given completely to finishing off these cute umbrellas.
A Year in the Making Umbrella
This sweet little project was started last May. Technically before that, as it was discussed and it was determined to be the Runner Away’s next project. As a side note, it seems the Runner Away’s group has fallen apart, unfortunately. Loads and loads of appliqué ensued mostly in the month of April. As I approached the very last umbrelly I noticed that part of the design was already appliquéd. What?!! And not in the black thread used in the rest of the piece but in a light thread color – I’m guessing it is my go-to Aurifil light yellow thread. You might also enjoy the closeup of the cross hatch design used for quilting.
Woot woot – I was finished much quicker than I thought I would be. Oh, and the missing tulip flower showed up when I moved my broken Ellie. A cute red tulip it would have been but alas the headless stem had been already appliquéd. But like I said in the last appliqué post, just tulip stems are realistic especially after about a week of enjoying them.
An Umbrella Reveal
Ta-da! Here is the finished Spring Umbrella runner enjoying its new home on our kitchen island. Boy it’s hard to get a picture of a long table runner!
While it may be a bit long in the tooth as far as how long it took to complete, it does fit our weather situation perfectly. SO much rain has been falling that I may need to kayak into work but our island is staying dry under this cute umbrella runner. Go look at a fun video with our friend’s puppy Brandy enjoying sunshine shared on yesterday’s Love post! You will feel just how excited she is to be outside finally on a day with sunshine and not cooped up in the house. ~smile~
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