Thursday, December 13, 2018

Crosscut Table Runner {Whimsical and Wonky}

As an Island Batik Ambassador, I am provided with samples of various lines of Island Batik fabrics to use and share with you!

While I still might not be done with Clue #3 for Good Fortune (and Clue #4 comes out tomorrow!), I did finish up my Island Batik Ambassador project for December! In my last post, I shared about how I used the Crosscut technique from A Quilter's Table to make the top of this table runner!

I quilted my table runner with grey Aurifil thread in both the top and the bobbin, and it looks great against the different shades of blue! I also used the blue dot fabric for the backing.

For the binding, I used a navy blue swirl batik. I had a fat quarter, so I used nearly all of it for this binding! I was fortunate that despite having more binding seams than normal, I didn't end up with any too close to the corners!

While the lighting isn't 100% ideal in this photo, it does show off my bear claw quilting! This is a motif I haven't worked with a lot and I had a little bit of trouble keeping my claw sizes consistent but was good practice on a small piece like this.

And just for fun -- a quilts in the wild sighting! Our Christmas tree at work was lacking a tree skirt, so I brought in my Sparkle Tree Skirt. This tree skirt is too small for my tree at home, so I wasn't using it, and it is the perfect size for our tree at work!

Happy Thursday! Sharing at Brag about your Beauties!


  1. Congratulations on a fun whimsical and wonky finish! Your quilting texture looks amazing. And hooray for having a tree skirt to donate / use at work, too. :)

  2. Your cross cut piece looks great! And I love that you are using your tree skirt at work. Fun!!

  3. The cross cut runner looks awesome quilted. I'm seeing the bear claw everywhere , now that I've decided to use it for my next quilt . I guess that is just how it goes. I don't think the claws all have to be the same size. The tree skirt is really beautiful.

  4. Great finish! I'm not familiar with that technique -- I'm off to check it out now! : )


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