Sunday, December 18, 2016

Another gift done...the Bee's Knees

Last Summer, during the Row by Row experience shop hop, I picked up a pattern for a row at Quilty Pleasures in Orleans, Ontario.  Although I did not make a row quilt, I decided that this row would make a great table runner for my MIL for Christmas.  Her father was a bee keeper so this pattern was perfect for a gift for her.  I dug through my yellow stash and picked out fabrics for the hexagons. 


The bees are fused onto the background pieced hexagons. I quilted around each hexagon by machine. 


Since bees like flowers, I decided to use this large daisy bring on the back.  The black and white stripe is perfect for the binding.


Once the binding was on, I used perle cotton thread for the trails behind the bees.



Here is the finished runner. I think my MIL will be pleased.


Only one week until Christmas and only (!!!!) two more gifts to make... Yikes.  I need to get busy!  









20 comments:

  1. So cute!! The black stitched trails are the perfect accent.

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  2. OMG your table runner is so cute! I love everything about it. The little trails from the bees, the binding, the backing, the hexagons, the applique!!! Perfect for a bee keeper. They are going to love it for sure!

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  3. Totally love this! A smaller version would make a wonderful mug rug too.

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  4. Love this. The bit of embroidery really lifts it into something special

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  5. Oh my! That is such a cute table runner! You did a terrific job on it.

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  6. Love it! It's so great to find the perfect gift for someone!

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  7. I just love the table runner, the embroidered trail is perfect.

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  8. I love how that binding sets off that table runner. Very pretty.

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  9. She will be pleased indeed! This is just adorable!

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  10. This is adorable and just the perfect gift! It was one of my favourite patterns on the row by row.

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  11. Oh how gorgeous! The binding really was inspired!

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  12. So cute--love it!! Good idea to just use one row and make a runner--I'm going to have go through my patterns--lol.

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  13. This is super adorable! Love the sweet bees. It is such a happy little runner. Merry Christmas!

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  14. What a clever idea! Turning this row into a runner was brilliant. Love the bright yellow hexies. And those cute bees. And the embroidered trails are the perfect finish!

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  15. So, so cute! What a perfect gift to give...or get! Love the bee's and all that warm yellow honey! Gorgeous!

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  16. That is so cute! I recognize that daisy fabric and have something like 5 yards of it, but it hasn't found its project for me yet. I like the idea of putting it with the bees. Darling!

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  17. So cute! I like the stripe binding and those bee trails are great!

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  18. So pretty - especially with the bee keeper connection.

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