Wednesday, 31 August 2022

When I entered the churn dash challenge I just knew I could not do a quilt so being practical I went for a table runner for my kitchen island. I also matched it with a quilt I have in the lounge which is visible from the kitchen. I used some of the same fabric as in the quilt for the block  centres.  I'm pleased with the results.  This is my churn dash journey.

I've also put up a picture of my "macadamia nut"  harvest . The only thing is they are very hard to crack , I really don't know how the cockatoos break them open. 


A little rustic quilting around the edges

Matches my flowers perfectly

My quilt 

The macadamia nut harvest . They have 2 shells a firm leathery one and then that cracks open to reveal a rock hard shell. I just have to crack them now 


13 comments:

Fiona said...

Popping in via the Churn Dash SAL... I love your runner ... great make
Hugz

Karen's Korner said...

Congratulations on your pretty finish. The perfect fit for your kitchen island.

Jeanette said...

The runner is very pretty.

Chookyblue...... said...

the runner looks great on your island.......well done.........
goodluck with the nuts....I have a triangle nut cracker that you twist down....

Janice said...

Perfect. The ideal compromise.

Denice Barker said...

Oh, your table runner is perfect! Love the green and fussy cutting those flowers.
Your macadamia nuts are like our black walnuts. There is a green outer shell that will stain your fingers till you die - they make a great brown dye but so very permanent on your fingers! The inner shell is ultra hard, and to crack them people will drive their cars over them. Colin will use a hammer on concrete, all of his strength and still not succeed most of the time. It's truly a labor of love.

Maria said...

Jenny your Churn Dash blocks have been made into a gorgeous table runner matching the quilt hanging over your lounge.
Lucky you to have those delicious macadamias....

Gail said...

Love the table runner! Try freezing the nuts before you crack them-I found that helpful with filberts. It might work.

loulee said...

Your runner looks beautiful. Hand quilted too.

Anorina @SameliasMum said...

Your churn dash runner looks fantastic Jenny. Well done on your finish. I love the addition of the hand stitches too. Great macadamia haul! Cockatoos are tough little fellows. As I sit and look outside my window, there's one getting into my sunflowers.

kiwikid said...

Your table runner looks wonderful Jenny as does your quilt, beautiful flower fabric in that. Enjoy those macadamia nuts.

Cheryll said...

I love the table runner & it's beautiful with the vase of "matching" flowers...
I think churn dash blocks always make a lovely pattern... xox

Flickenstichlerin said...

Nice table runner Jenny, you are already done. Wow.