Halloween Table Runner

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I’ve had this table runner in my stash for a long time (for me, anyways). I’ve always put it off because applique is just not my thing. (I’m taking a workshop to learn more in November, though!!)

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Excuse the messy dining room table/sewing table.

Well, my quilt guild is doing a UFO project, and since this was begun but not completed, I pulled it out and got to work. I did a raw edge blanket stitch for the applique, so it’s a little messier than it’s supposed to be. BUT, I think I actually like it a little bit better that way, if only because I think the occasional stray thread adds instead of detracts. (Look at me, justifying my inexperience away!)

Plus, I had NO IDEA how to do the bat, otherwise. Soooo yeah. That’s how it happened. And since I’m keeping it, nobody else has to look at it but me. And my husband. And anyone who comes to visit. SO basically no one!

I do really like how it turned out, however. I think it’s really cute, and I love the purple borders to the green background of the words. I wish it was closer to October, so I could just put it out.

I’ve been working on my photography, and I’ve had a lot of wonderful pointers, so I’m putting together a post of tips for photographing quilts and editing said photographs. It’s going to be a list of “Hey, here’s what you SHOULD do, not that I’m able to!”

It’s a work in progress, for me. Slowly hoping I get better. Eventually. Maybe in 10 years I’ll look back on these posts and laugh at how unbearably AWFUL I was at photography. Because I’ll be great. Or at least much better.

Y’know what? I don’t care if it is only just September. I’m putting it out now. Happy Halloween!

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