Batik surprise

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Free motion applique stitching on a batik table runner
I showed a couple peeks earlier of the project I have been working on. Actually……it is 2 batik table runners!
Free motion applique stitching on a batik table runner
I applied some Heat & Bond Lite to some batiks and then used my Sizzix Big Shot to cut out the applique pieces. I used a couple different dies.
Free motion applique stitching on a batik table runner
I did some free motion applique and then some pebbling in the background.

Free motion applique stitching on a batik table runner

I then did a quilt as you go around the center design. I was hoping to get a tutorial on the runners done but forgot to take photos of all the steps so let me know if you would be interested in me doing a tutorial.

When Vicki from the Quilting Lodge asked me what I would like to work on this time I told her batiks of course and said to send whatever she wanted and I would design a project plus make the same for her. One of these is on it’s way to her now!

The Quilting Lodge has been my sponsor since last year when Vicki and Judy sent me the beautiful fabrics to make my Worldly Lil Twister quilt. Thank you both so much for all you do!

This tutorial continues to be one of the most viewed posts on my blog, if you missed it just click on the picture and it will open in a new window.

Free motion applique stitiching on a batik table runner

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  1. I have always been just a flannel quilter but these are so beautiful I am going to branch out!! Thanks to you and Quilting Lodge for the great inspiration

  2. I am a follower.. Your table runner is so pretty! I love the cool combination of green and blue… makes me think of the colors of the ocean… 🙂

  3. Love the combination of colors for your table runner…I am a follower. Thanks for the chance to win!!

  4. Love those fabrics – I'm already a follower of your blog and I signed up to folow the quilting lodge blog.

  5. Love the table runners! The batiks are lovely. I know I have clicked on your twister tutorial quite a few times myself. I have the ruler and I have the fabric. I just need to sit down and make it!

  6. I love the runners; the fabrics are beautiful! Thanks for an opportunity to win. Be especially blessed, Kathy

  7. Love that table runner. I am a new follower so please enter me in the drawing for the giveaway. Thanks!

  8. Batik colours & textures enhance the flower & flowers. Blue & Green are my favourite. Became a follower yesterday on RWB. Now I am heading over to the Quilting Lodge. Wasn't it MSQ opening of new store? They had lotsa bargains online sure you would have bought a few
    Amy Butler tote so good – I am making on the Lark green/blue those yoyos & ruffle flowers which I have seen on her quilt, so if you get tired of any would you please remember me. I saw a picture (have no patter) so much fun. Thanks for the visit.

  9. I love your applique, especially the way you did the leaves! I'd love to be added to the drawing for the batiks. Who doesn't love a batik? Thank you.

  10. Love the batik fabric! The colors are perfect for me. Thanks for a chance to win! 🙂 I'm a follower of your blog! 🙂

  11. I have signed up for Quilting Lodge newsletter.

    I forgot to mention how beautiful your table runners are. You do such great work! Always love seeing your projects.

  12. I love the table runners. They are beautiful. Thanks for the giveaway opportunity. I'm a follower.

  13. beautiful table runner. one of these days I am going to make a little twister quilt. love yours.

    I am a follower and I enjoy your blog a lot.

  14. I am a new follower 🙂
    Was just reading about your tote bag project in the previous post from a google search "quilting" and caught your note to scroll down for more.
    Just left fabric store without succumbing to the call of batik. But oh, I would sure like some 🙂

  15. What a pretty table runner! I am a loyal follower and have just joined Quilting Lodge and will also receive their newsletter.
    I hope I win this wonderful giveaway!

  16. Wow, love your table runners, they look beautiful. I love batik fabrics, thanks for the chance to win!

  17. I think I was already subscribed to the Quilting Lodge newsletter, but wasn't sure so I did subscribe to that just now anyway.

    Thank you again Connie and thank you Quilting Lodge for the great giveaway.

  18. Oh how fun. Great giveaway ~ batiks and a surprise. What could be better? Thank you and Quilting Lodge.

    I am already a follower of your blog Connie.

  19. I love your Batik Table Runners. The colors are Great!
    I love the Flowers and the quilting! I'd love a chance to win 8 Fat Quarters. Thanks for the Giveaway! Thanks for the Tutorial too!

  20. I follow and love your blog! Here's a secret: I scroll through my emails and look for your blog notice first thing!

  21. Ah…you silly goose…of course we want a tutorial…it is beautiful! Throw my name in the hat for that give-a-way, those fabrics are beautiful. Thank you for a great post.

  22. I'm now a follower and i would love a tutorial. Especially of the quilt as you go. Your choice of batiks are pretty.

  23. Your tablerunners are gorgeous! I love these colours and fabrics together. Thank you for a chance to win a bundle :)) I am already a follower of your blog. Elly

  24. I love batiks and would love to win these beautiful fat quarters.

    And thanks for an inspiring blog!


  25. I follow your blog, love the table runners. I don't have much batik in my stash, not sure why not as I do love it.

  26. I just wanted to say that your amazing quilting caught my eye and I just had to say "well done!!" Beautiful 🙂

  27. Love the table runners. I've been collecting some batiks and looking for inspiration, so will keep this in mind.

  28. Batiks are the best, and your table runners rock! If you feel the urge to make another one, let me know, and I will send you my address! Heading over to Quilting Lodge!

  29. I signed up to recieve Quilting Lodge's newsletter.

    Thank you and Quilting Lodge for a generous giveaway and a chance to win some beautiful fabric.


  30. I am a follower of Quilting Lodge's blog.

    Thank you both for a chance to win a super giveaway.


  31. Oh my gosh!! Your applique and runners are gorgeous! Applique is one of my loves and it would be great if you would do a tutorial. Oh I have to go back and take another drool…I mean look. hehe.

    Thank you and Quilting Lodge for a generous giveaway and a chance to win some beautiful fabric. Yes I am a follower.


  32. I Love the table runners — yes please do a tutorial. Thanks. I am a BIG batik fan so absolutely love these !!!!

  33. Love the colors of your batiks!
    The cool colors are refreshing.
    I just became a follower of your
    blog. Liked your tutorials!

  34. I just love your table runners! Batiks are special to me, my family in Tahiti makes Tahitian batiks and I have some of them from our trip down there. Handmade and 100% original, and yes, I am hoarding them and will probably NEVER sew with them!

  35. The table runners are beautiful and the applique is just gorgeous! I really like the colors of the batiks. Would love to win them. Thanks for the chance.(I'm a follower.)

  36. I have just subscribed to the Quilting Lodge's newsletter. The batiks (the ones we see anyway) are lovely. Hope I get a chance to use them. Thanks so much! Blessed be, hugs!!!

  37. Hiya, I am now your newest follower! Love the table runners, the applique is beautiful. Thanks for the chance to win the fqs, I love batiks. Blessed be, hugs!!!

  38. Lovely runners made from such pretty batiks. I am trying to pick fabrics for the latest sewalong at Temecula and maybe I could steal your color scheme…

  39. I am definitely a follower. One of my favorite blogs! I always wish I had a builder Bob in my life. 🙂

  40. I just discovered your blog and became a follower. I too, love batiks! You have made beautiful table runners!

  41. I love batiks. Your table runners are awesome as always. I am a very devoted and adoring follower of your blog.

  42. lovely runners! the best part [after the gorgeous applique] is the qayg. love batiks!
    i'm a follower.

  43. Okay – those table runners are seriously gorgeous!!! I especially like the one with the lime accent :*) And I would love to win those batiks – yum!!! Of course I am a follower too =^..^=

  44. I am already a follower of your blog. Thanks for a chance to win the beautiful FQ's

  45. I'm going to have to buy a Sizzix just to make all those lovely flowers you come up with! Beautiful runners. Thanks for the chance! I am a follower.

  46. I don't blog yet, or I would mention this in my post. Hope to start one some day. Thanks for the give away.

  47. I most certainly did sign up for Quilting Lodge newsletter. I love reading about new fabric etc.

  48. I'm a new follower and looking forward to more post. Love the table runner. This is my favorite thing to make.

  49. Right before I read this I was doing free motion applique! What a coinkydink! Thanks for sharing!

  50. I am a follower of you!Love your site! Love the table runner. A friend is trying to get me to use accuquilt!

  51. Beautiful fabrics! You have found just a perfect way to showcase them in your lovely tablerunner … 🙂 Pat

  52. What a lovely set of complimentary colors! The table runner is very pretty, I'm actually most interested in a tutorial for the "quilt as you go" part that you did. At the end of pretty much every project I do I am going "shoot! I should have taken a picture of that step…"

  53. Hello, I've been a follower for a while. I love your lovely flowers…sew pretty. Please come over and visit and follow me too when you have a moment. Thanks so much

  54. Oh I love your table runners. The free motion applique is gorgeous and I love the pebble quilting!! Thanks for sharing with us!!

  55. I am a follower of your blog! I love all that you do with the batiks, the colors are so bright and happy.

  56. 3) I already get their newsletter! And LOVE the fabrics you chose in your table runners! OH!!

  57. Hi Connie, I am a follower of your blog. Thanks love your table runner and would love a tutorial on quilt as you go.

  58. Beautiful table runner! And what beautiful batiks!!! Love them! I am a follower. Thanks for the fun giveaway!

  59. Beautiful table runner love the colours. How do you sew down your applique ,is it needle turn? I'VE SIGNED UP FOR THE QUIILT LODGE NEWSLTTER.f course I follow you with google reader.No blog of my own.

  60. Love the block, especially the free motion quilting around the flower. Hope you are having a great week!

  61. Connie, it's just scrumptious! I would *definitely* like to see a tutorial on this one. It's SOOO pretty!!! The colors–and the batiks–really make it, too!! Nicely done! 🙂

  62. I am a follower your blocks look great. I love the leaves and stems especially. Oh,and the fqs look wonderful…thanks for a chance 🙂

  63. I love your table runners Connie, especially the one with the green strip as it makes the colors pop more. And the applique is beautiful too. Applique and batiks are my favorites! I'm a follower.

  64. Beautiful table runners. Love the colors. I would love to see a tut on these.

    I am a follower.
    Thanks for sharing and the opportunity to win.

  65. Just visited Quilting Lodge site – think I have another new favorite! Signed up for their newsletter.

  66. Batiks are some of my favorite fabrics and your table runners are really summery – perfect for these hot days. I've been an email follower for several months, but have now also linked up through the Google friend thing.

  67. Love this table runner and I would love a tutorial especially how you do the free motion applique . I am a follower since LONG time 🙂 Thanks for the chance at this great giveaway ,I love batiks.

  68. Batiks are beautiful fabrics and as a bonus, you can use both sides. The runners are gorgeous and yes, I am a follower.

  69. I love the applique on your great table runner. Thank you for the link to Quilting Lodge. I went over and signed up as a follower and for their newsletter. I have never used batiks..however, I may have to give them a try after seeing some many great ideas.

  70. Jeez , in my excitment I mispelled you name. sorry Connie.
    Also forgot to say how fab your table runners are. My fave colours!

  71. Coonie I would love to win these FQ's. You know how much I love batiks!!!!! Thanks for the chance.

  72. Great table runner! I love it. Those batiks are so pretty. Thanks for the chance to win this awesome giveaway. I have been following for a while and I love your quilts.

  73. Love the table runner a tutioral would be wonderful…..I've been a follower for a while now love the pictures of the river…it looks like a lovely place to live….

  74. I also joined the Quilting Lodge newsletter (which I guess in a work in progress). I have a few WIP's of my own! Thanks again to QL for the batik giveaway and to you for hosting on your blog.

  75. Those batiks look great in your tablerunner! I've been your blog follower for quite some time now. It's fun to stop by and see what you're working on.

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