"It takes ages to finish a quilt you're not working on!"

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Table runner.

Between making quilts and cross stitching  peacocks, I wanted to make a couple of quick gifts for deserving people.  This table runner pattern has been sitting in my 'to do' folder for some years, and when I was given some matching fat quarters a while ago, I knew exactly what I wanted to use them for.  

My runner is a bit different from the original pattern.  Instead of sewing 90 2" squares together for the background blocks, I took a short cut and sewed three strips together from my chosen fabrics and cross cut them into little blocks.  Also, I didn't use the pattern to trace and cut the cups and teapot to applique.  Instead, I fussy cut them from printed fabric.  Much faster and prettier!

This was taken last night - there is more to the runner than the above.  I was laying out what I'd done so far to get an idea of size.  I've done a lot more since then, and hope to finish it tomorrow.


Christine M said...

I'm looking forward to seeing the finished item! Looks good so far Gina.

Jane Galley said...

looks like you and your new machine are getting on well. Lovely table runner

Sharon said...

Thanks for your comment on my blog G. It is actually just straight stitch for the petals of the daisies and chain stitch for the oval behind them... My Mel took ill in the early hours of Wed. and she was in Box Hill hospital I went and sat with her for the afternoon as D had an appointment he had to keep...I threw my stitching in and was glad I did....She came through it ok but gave us all a scare...

Sue Niven said...

just delightful