Thursday, May 27, 2021

Summer Runner



My latest table runner is this one in nice summer colors. The Quatrefoil block is a quick one to make, and the runner looks great.

I quilted it with a crosshatch design, and the finished size is 18" x 44". After having made several table runners lately, all to be given away, the next project will be a bit bigger.

Keep on quilting!



Thursday, May 6, 2021

Which Direction in the City?

It shouldn't come as a surprise that I love the color blue. When I was an Island Batik ambassador in 2018 and 2019 I was fortunate enough to get to play with several blue collections. One of them was "London Calling". I have already made a big quilt with these batiks, but there was still more than enough to make a table runner from the beautiful fabric.

This is the pattern I chose; "Which Direction In the City?" by Michelle Marvig of Pieceville.

The design let me play with the whole range of 20+ fabrics in making the modern-looking table runner. I tweaked the design a little bit by making the runner wider and shorter than in the original pattern.

Finished size of the runner is 18" x 44 ". I took it out in the forest on a beautiful spring day for the photo shoot. We still have temperatures below freezing at night, so even in the middle of the day when the wind was blowing we had "sun with teeth" as my husband would say.


It was a fairly simple table runner to quilt, mostly echoing the design 1/4" from the piecing seams, but also on the diagonal and horizontal in some stripes.

What gives extra life to the quilting is that I raided my stash of blue Aurifil and used 6 different quilting threads in the stripes.

The runner was finished off with striped binding in navy and white.

Keep on quilting!