Friday, September 01, 2006

Seashell Runner

































Here are some photos of the Seashell Runner that is over on my list of summer projects. It has lots of fussy applique (which I don't like). Plus, I am using a metallic thread for seaweed and it is a bit persnickery. The man who sold me the metallic thread also sold me a spool of thinner bobbin thread and blue tipped needles (he said those 2 things would help). I used the type of batting that you can iron on and that has worked out really nicely. So, one piece of seaweed (30 minutes) at a time, this project is creeping along. The purple, tea and orange shells are all done!

One great tip about metallic thread - because it does unravel like crazy and gets all knotted... I wrap a little piece of Glad Press & Seal around the spool for storage and it helps tame those crazy ends like a dream! You can get Press & Seal right next to the tinfoil, plastic wrap, wax paper, etc. at the grocery store.



11 comments:

Leah S said...

That's a beautiful table runner! Maybe you'll get faster with each seaweed? :)

computerpeach said...

that is beautiful!!

floribunda said...

that's going to be fabulous when done!

Screen Door said...

I can just picture it in a beach cottage.
Melanie

Susan said...

This looks great! What kind of metallic thread? Some are easier to use than others. The one I found split and broke least on my longarm was the Superior. Since there are no metallic needles for longarms, I know several people who ran another thread through with the metallic and it reduced the shredding, too.

Linda_J said...

very pretty, Evelyn--with all those problems it is a wonder you can stick with it.

quiltpixie said...

what a good tip for coping with mettalic threads. Its not one of my favorites to work with, but always looks so pretty...

Hedgehog said...

Those fabrics and threads are just luminous! Looks great!

Gail said...

Wow-that's impressive, how do you find the time!

ForestJane said...

Great table runner!
Will you have placemats and summer plastic plates in those colors to use with it?

Brit said...

oooooh where did you get this pattern.. I like it a lot.