Thursday, June 23, 2016

Reversible Summer Tablerunner

My mom was here this weekend visiting and while she was here, I went through my pile of abandoned quilt blocks and sorted out a few for her to donate to a guild that makes charity quilts. I also pulled out a few blocks for myself to work on and try to finish.

One of these abandoned projects was started from the triangle cut offs from a Stash Bee block that I made in 2013. Yes, 2013. The blocks are here, the start of the pinwheels are here,  and I guess that's the last time I posted about this project. I actually took my pinwheels and put them together with some solid aqua Kona and made a table runner top and then the project was put in the abandoned project box for almost three years.

Since it was a little on the small side for a table runner, I added some red borders. I found some patriotic fabric in my stash to use as the backing, quilted it, and bound it with some red striped fabric.


This was such a quick and easy afternoon finish! I quilted it with loops and stars to give it more of a patriotic flair.


The backing fabric is VERY busy but on its own as a "wholecloth" style table runner, I think it works well. I have used this fabric in things before, but usually in rather small pieces.


It's good to have a finish and something new to put on the table!


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8 comments:

  1. Oh, congratulations for taking an old WIP and finishing it! I think that having items like placemats and table runners be able to function double sided is really fun.

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  2. Yay on a fun finish! I think it's so satisfying to finish up old projects like this.

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  3. A very fun finish. Great way to use up those left overs and get something to use for the upcoming holiday.

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  4. Hi Alison, isn't it great when an old project is found and it turns out that there's not much to finish it? Your runner is lovely. Enjoy

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  5. Oh how pretty! Many congratulations on finishing and rescuing an old WIP too - though 2013 isn't that old in the grand scheme!!!

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  6. Hello Alison,
    Love it! There is nothing more satisfying than using up pieces that have been hanging around for a few years and turning them into a super-quick finish. I bet your mum was impressed!
    Thank you for linking up with Free Motion Mavericks.
    Love, Muv

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