Thursday, October 4, 2012

My Day to Hop! Day 5

I had fun!
Little leaves

Hi all! Thanks for joining me today! Whew! I got it finished! I was kind of sweating it because well, come back Saturday and see my epic fails!! LOL



My big pumpkin!

Anyway, I have a very dear friend who decorates beautifully for each holiday and she expressed interest in different table runners! I said well I can try that!! :o) She knows I am still new (ish) and still learning but she is amazing and tells me that even errors are beautiful! I love my Kathie! So for Fall I came up with this little guy and I am sure she will be pleased with it! This was my first project that I did FMQ on! (well, besides practice sandwiches!) I think it turned out well and I am pretty proud of myself! I know that the pics of it sitting outside it looks wonky, but I assure you this is the grass! I just had to take a pic outside! I placed it on my (fake) fireplace to snap a quick pic!  After it was done my daughter and her Boyfriend (whos Monther is in quilt guild) with me each had their own critique for me!! Sheesh they can be harsh! LOL I didn't follow a pattern, but I did get the template for the pumpkin here. it did call for more pieces, but I really liked the look of just the one fabric so I stuck with it! I am after all a rule breaker!

Until I deliver it...
Those little teeny tiny leaves on the outer border are only about an inch and a half long! What in the world was I thinking?? I am a nut! I did have a great time!

Be sure to go check out the rest of the lovely projects on todays schedule!

 
 
 
 
 
Friday 5
Insanity Defense (that's me!)





89 comments:

  1. It's a fun project and love how your table runner turned out. Your friend will love it. Thanks for sharing...Judith, Texas

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  2. Good for you - it's all about learning and fun and sharing. Walk those critics out the door! Thank you for sharing your delightful project with all of us today.

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  3. Oh its lovely -I am sure she will love it - thanks for sharing.

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  4. It's great, I'm sure your friend will love it - I love that big pumpkin :)

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  5. You have a lucky friend! That pumpkin is amazing. And you are so right, one fabric was enough. That doesn't qualify as rulebreaking....no that is just artistic freedom (just a little tip for the future projects.....any mistakes I make are all named artistic freedom....). You did well!

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  6. I love your table runner! And your FMQ is great...are you sure it is your first time?

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  7. Your runner is adorable...well done!

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  8. It turned out very well...even the tiny crazy leaves. lol nice job!

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  9. Fabulous! Thank you for sharing it with us

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  10. Great table runner!!! Perfect for autumn!

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  11. Yummm, fall colors and pumpkins...soon pumpkin pie!!

    Great table runner

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  12. Love your table runners! I have just recently became a fan of pumpkins!

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  13. such a lovely runner, I think you did a fabulous job!

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  14. Great table runner, you are ready for the holidays. Thanks for being part of the "Leafs me Happy" hop.

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  15. Great table runner! The size of the leaves is fine. Your FMQ is alright too.

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  16. You did a great joy - I love it!

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  17. This is perfect, no matter what the critics say! I love the little leaves! Glad you persevered.

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  18. Very pretty table runner. Those little leaves are hard to work with. I think you did a great job with it. I know your friend will love it.

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  19. You did it and did it well. Thanks for sharing.

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  20. I love your project :) especially that pumpkin stem! and those leaves...perfect.

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  21. Ahhhhh great runner...you do bring out smiles...each time I see those feet lol

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  22. Very nice runner with that darling leaves.Thanks for sharing!!

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  23. beautiful table runner and nice quilting!

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  24. Cute, cute, supercute! I love your little leaves and big pompkin tablerunner!

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  25. What a cute little table runner! Great job!

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  26. that is so stinkin' cute. Thanks for sharing. I would like to invite you and your followers over to The Learning Curve giveaway. http://jeannegwin.blogspot.com/2012/10/leafs-me-happy-day-3.html

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  27. What a gorgeous pumpkin runner !

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  28. I love your big pumpkin and your runner is perfectly Fallish--very nice!

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  29. Love the runner. The leaves look like they just fell from the trees.

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  30. It is just darling!!! Great job too.

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  31. Very adorable pieces...love your header too; just so very peaceful!

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  32. Very nice. I love your runner. Thanks for sharing in the hop.

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  33. Very, very nice runner. Yes, children can be very harsh and especially to people they care about. Great job of quilting. You should be extremely proud.

    Thank you for paticipating and sharing.

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  34. Gorgeous blocks. Love the fall colours. Thanks for sharing.

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  35. You Table runner is beautiful. Don't you just love the fall colors? I must say though, I love the picture of the pool and the pine trees, you make it look so inviting.

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  36. Looks wonderful to me! I love the shape if the pumpkin! Thanks for sharing!

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  37. Awesome.Your tablerunner is beautiful.Thank you for sharwith us.

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  38. Love your table runner with the gianoumous pumpkin and tiny little leaves. We have a tree that has itsy-bitsy leaves similar to that. Thanks for sharing.

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  39. Rosemary B Here: really lovely project. Love the leaves and the colors! Thank you for sharing your creativity today

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  40. Oh, how pretty! That pumpkin would make a lot of pies, I'm thinking. ;o) Beauty of a tablerunner, I think you've got the jump on decorating for the season. Well done!

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  41. Josie I think it turned out great and I love the one fabric for the pumpkin...it works perfectly! blessings, marlene

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  42. Love your big pumpkin runner! You did a great job on your free motion. Thank you for sharing.

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  43. Great Pumpkin! Thanks for sharing the link!

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  44. Thanks for sharing and for your story. I think it looks great, but 1-1/2 leaves on the border... just what were you thinking. JOKE.

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  45. Rules Smules!!! If we all did everything exactly the same on all projects where would we feed our creative souls!!! Good for you for making it your own!!! Great JOB! Thank You for sharing yhour runner with us.

    Sincerely,
    Tricia

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  46. Looks great, I myself am showing a runner for my day :)

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  47. Love your pumpkin runner! Will be appreciated all fall, I'm sure, not just this month. Nice colours. Thanks for sharing.

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  48. I am not sure if my 1st comment went through but I think your table runner is fabulous for fall.

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  49. Me gusta mucho esta calabaza tan chata y el detalle de las hojas le da un poco más de relleno. El acolchado apenas se ve en las fotos.

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  50. It's all about the fun, or we wouldn't be doing it! I think your pumpkin runner is great, and your FMQ does not look like a beginner did it. Great job!

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  51. I love your faboulous table runner
    Thanks for sharing
    Britt-Inger in Sweden

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  52. Love the table runner! Way to go for the first real FMQ project!

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  53. Like the pumpkin. Congrats on your first Fmq finish!

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  54. What a sweet table runner...love your little leaves! TFS

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  55. Lovely runner , thanks for sharing.

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  56. I loved your table runner,the pumpkin was perfect. I have never seen one perfectly round, at least not in my garden.

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  57. Wonderful project. I love it!

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  58. We all need Kathie's in our lives! But seeing your runner, you should know--it is Very Nice! Your pumpkin is Great--Love It!
    I just love your Header Picture too (I have mentioned this any time I have commented).

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  59. I love your table runner!! It looks great!!

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  60. Your table runner is so pretty! Just beautiful!! :-)

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  61. What a great table runner. I also worked with tiny, tiny leaves on my project. What was I thinking?

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  62. Love your big pumpkin! Thanks for sharing.

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  63. Like your pumpkin runner. The large pumpkin is so cute.

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  64. How cool! I just clicked on the box below this and all of a sudden there were fish swimming all over. That made me smile, thanks. Fun runner and love the shape of your pumpkin.

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  65. Love your pumpkin runner! Take all criticism with a grain of salt! Thanks for sharing with us all.

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  66. Hi!!! Love your pumpkin!!!! Those are little leaves!!! I think they look great!!!! Glad it was fun!!!! I like the fish too!!!!

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  67. Love the pumpkin table runner. It is awesome and you get a great job!!

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  68. Great runner, thanks for sharing.

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  69. Boo to those who gave you negative comments. It is great.

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  70. Great runner! I wish I were Kathie!!!!!

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  71. Good for you on doing your own thing! great pumpkin and leaves! I think you did an excellent job! Love it! hulseybg@gmail.com

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  72. lovely runner. i love the colors you put together

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  73. Very nice-love the pumpkin and I'm sure your friend will be thrilled.

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  74. Hiya! Ignore those critics, I think it's lovely. I'm new too, haven't yet tried FMQ. Thank you for sharing with us. Blessed be, hugs!!!

    playamom57 at yahoo dot com

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  75. Your table runner is great! I like your FMQ, especially the leaves in the border.

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