Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Table Runner Ta Daaa!

This started out to be a quilt.  I would have needed 36 squares, but somehow along the way it turned into a table runner.  Not because I didn't want to put the time in ( I have 2 quilt tops ready to quilt right now, so I'm not afraid to go there.), but because IT WANTED to be a table runner.
Sometimes a project develops a mind of it's own and you have to listen.
I'm glad I did.  It was just the right size to include some hand quilting, which I never do with a full size quilt.

I put together log cabin blocks of random strip width and squared them up to 8".  There are  10 blocks total, five are cool colors, five are warm colors. I wanted a flat table runner so I did not use batting, but added a piece of quilters cotton in between the top and backing to give it more weight.  I also did not bind it, but layered everything, sewed it together leaving an opening to turn it right side out.  The stitching was a long running stitch using Caron Wildflowers floss in Tobacco and Peacock.  I did not use a thimble or hoop, just plopped it on my lap and went for it.  When all the hand stitching was complete, I top stitched on the machine 1/4" from the edge all around. It measures 44 x 21.5, and I love it!

I'm glad it's done because now I can concentrate more on this....
Giant granny square challenge in full swing. Hook on!

1 comment:

  1. Your giant granny looks good, and it is perfect in combination with your patchwork.


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