Tuesday, March 23, 2021

The Guest Blogger(s) - Vol. 7 - Jane from Australia

Welcome to the next edition of the Guest Blogger series!!  I'm here to share the email that I received today.  Since we are heading toward the end of the month, I'm sure you can guess what it included.

March's TABLE SCRAPS Challenge entry from Jane, who had the following to say about her project...

Hi Joy,
I know I’m a bit early this month, but we leave for Brisbane tomorrow (Tuesday) for hubby’s eye surgery and I didn’t want to miss the chance to post.

My March runner does have green (!) but mainly butterflies 🦋 .
Some years ago we traveled through Queensland and visited an amazing butterfly house near the Atherton Tablelands. The butterfly tea light is from there.
A little later I found some beautiful butterfly fabric in a patchwork shop. This is now a runner on my table!!

The “carnival glass” bowl belonged to my grandmother, and the porcelain figurine was made by me in a previous craft life. You can see my grandmother’s treadle Singer sewing machine in the corner. It still works.

I enjoy reading your blog and have no idea how you fit so much into your life.

What a great way to feature that bold print!!!

Thank you for sharing your lovely table runner with my readers, Jane!  I'm happy to be able to post your project here on The Joyful Quilter blog and hope to add it to this month's Link Party.  (Apologies for February's technical difficulties that prevented me from adding your last project!)

Share the quilty love for Jane's project in the comments below.  I know you enjoyed seeing her Butterfly table runner as much as I did!  Thank you, again, Jane. 

Link Party Reminder...

For your convenience, March's TABLE SCRAPS Link Party will be open from 12:01 AM on Friday, March 26th - 11:59 PM on Sunday, March 28 (EST).  I'm SEW looking forward to seeing what everyone has made with their "table scraps."  Please join us THIS WEEKEND for the Link-up.  Remember readers, if YOU have a Table Scraps project to share, but no blog to share it on, drop me an email with photos and the story of your entry.

Until next time...
Run(ner) off those empty tables!!!


  1. Jane's table runner is the perfect pattern to showcase beautiful fabric. Her fabric says it all and welcomes Spring. Great job, Jane!

  2. What a wonderful table runner! It's so pretty. I'm a tiny bit stunned by the fact that Jane MADE the porcelain figurine. What!?!? So many talents!

  3. That is so pretty! I love the big butterflies, and the design looks perfect for Jane's tablee, too.

  4. What a beautiful runner--and already full of memories!

  5. I can see why Jane wanted to feature that butterfly fabric. It's gorgeous! And I love the on-point design she chose for this pretty runner :)

  6. Jane, that's a gorgeous runner and a perfect way to highlight the beautiful butterfly fabric. Joy, after three days of glorious sunny weather, it's raining today (much needed rain, BTW) so I'll be sewing the binding on my runner. Of course, the gloomy weather may make it hard to get a good photo, LOL.

  7. That's a great runner, perfect way to showcase the butterflies and I love the green!

  8. Your butterfly fabric is really shown to advantage in the dark green background. Your table runner is beautiful.


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