Wedding Table Runners

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Last summer was one of the busiest on record, buying, moving and two weddings!

While the summer was very busy, I started on some more autumnal colored circles for the first table runner for Monique.

You know I've recently had to put them aside as its all way tooooo addictive. Who knew I'd love hand applique of simple circles, as much as I do?

And her husband to be wanted something in red and blue.


 And as I look back on it, its a total wonder how I managed to make anything with my sewing womb a total uproar. I'm culling and giving away to local good charities and still I have too much stuff!


But this Denim Wedding quilt was a 2017 finish and it completely went right by me! 

Again, between moving and then buying, it was a hectic summer and I envy of you quilters who are so organized. But slowly I've gained ground with all this culling, its actually quite freeing and is allowing me to focus on what's important to me.

Getting out into the nature close to home and with my sweetie, we can pretend we are fully retired instead of the semi-retired life we live which is somehow busier than when we worked full time.


We are Islander's now and we embrace the beauty of Vancouver Island and all the friendly people too.


I have had fun with circles, its amazing what you can do with these little beauties! Add embroidery, more applique, the list goes on.


I really enjoy the Duncan Farmer's Market that run all year long!


And here are the final two wedding table runner's for Monique and Morgan.



Happy Stitching!

10 comments :

  1. Hi Caroline...I am new to your blog...love those embroidered and beaded circles. They are so lovely.

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    1. Hi Sue, thank you for popping in and leaving me this lovely comment. Welcome to my blog.

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  2. Culling stuff can be really freeing once you get going - I find that when I have less, it's easier to appreciate (remember) what I've got. You've done some lovely work, in the middle of all that upheaval.

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    1. Yes, Kaja, the middle of the upheaval is finally settling down into real life. My sewing room is smaller than my old one, but hey, I've got space enough to create what makes me smile! Thanks for your support!

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  3. Good idea to carry out a little culling now and then, our tastes change along the years and someone else may be able to use what we no longer want to have in our stash. Beautiful circles Caroline.

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    1. Hi Maureen! I glad you agree. these circles are done for these table runners and onto the bigger quilt using the other 390 6 inch blocks of completed applique circles. Do follow @carlithequilter on Instagram more sharing going on there too!

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  4. I really like the circles - of course I'm eyeing them in terms of how they might look crazy quilted. I have been culling my stash too - primarily because I'm now amassing some cottons to use for my barns and if I don't get rid of 'stuff' there's no space to add anything new. I refuse to go so far as to hang things from the ceiling....yet.

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    1. Oh, yes, I will have to post the cushion cover I made a few years ago for a friend. Thank you for your continued support. The online friends are such a great group to have and I'm looking forward to seeing your circles idea!

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  5. Hi Caroline--love your circles..great colorways...I am looking forward to quartering mine tomorrow..I have 12 of them awaiting me...;))) hugs, Julierose

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    1. Ooh, quartering, oh that gets really interesting. will keep an eye out for your progress!

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