|Here's the latest progress on my Table Runner.|
|These are the 8 segments I sewed & trimmed into blocks.|
|I took the scraps and made several 2" triangles|
I am finding that I enjoy hand quilting as much as my machine quilting and have applied the backing on with hand stitching. Remember the Blocks I made - all 8 of them that I squared up for this runner. I took the leftover triangles and made them into 2" squares. Since the backing I choose for the runner needed piecing to fit I decded to cut it in half and make a block for the middle. I took the squares and applied a short piece between each using my 2nd choice for the backing Then I used a 1 1/2" strip for the border on each. This gave the appearance that they were floating - I like the effect. Then I sewed the backing fabric to each side. This made the backing wide enough to cover the top. In order to keep the middle strip centered I decided to hand baste my backing to the top after sandwiching it between a low loft batting. I will finish up the hand basting today and then continue to quilt and bind it. above are pictures of my progress. Hope you enjoy the creative process.