I'm a little behind in blogging about a few items on my February "to-do list". I finished up the quilting of this granny square table runner at the Quilt Bliss Retreat I went to in the beginning of February. I was able to finish the binding a couple weeks later while sitting at 2 hours of futsal practices for my son.
Most of the fabrics are from Joel Dewberry's fabric line, Botanique.
I really love
him I mean his fabric :) Big fan.
I added in a few others from my stash just to break things up a bit.
As you can see, I made 7 granny squares with no sashing in between. Originally I had planned to sash it but then realized it wouldn't have fit on my table. I kinda like how it turned out though. I did add on some borders so that it would cover most of my table top. I didn't want my decor to be tip toppy (that's a word, right? :)
All of my squares were cut at 2 1/2"
so the blocks finished somewhere around 9".
For the quilting, I followed the edges of the outside squares with my walking foot to create a zig zag pattern. Once I did the first line, I was able to use the walking foot to mark the rest at a 1/2" apart. The zig zags kind of make a herringbone pattern and I love, love, love it!
It has a happy place in my family room and I love the fact that my new (ish) table is not getting scratched up anymore from my mercury glass vases
(a TJ Maxx purchase from a year or so ago).
I also finished up an old WIP and donated it
to a church auction we had a few weeks ago.
This was a very simple pattern - just sashed 9-Patches.
The fabric line is Hometown from Sweetwater
(with of course, a few other ones from my stash thrown in!)
I quilted it myself with little loops. I was kind of disappointed with that so don't look too close. Guess I need to practice more!
Oh well, glad to check that one off my list!