If you are popping over for the first time from Amy’s then Hi! Welcome to Diary of a Flutter.Kat!
I hope you’ll get a chance to take a look around and see a few of my other creations and tutorials.
Today I want to share my newest creation for the festival…
I chose to share this quilt rather than one I’ve already shared before for a couple of reasons, namely no one has seen pics of it in it’s finished state yet, but most importantly I really pushed myself to try a number of new techniques in this quilt. It really stretched me, mostly in a good way but not all. Frustration levels did rise at certain points I have to admit! (Ahem – tiny, over ambitious paper piecing perhaps…)
But overall I’m thrilled with how it turned out!
So without further ado I present to you my Modern Christmas Swap Table Runner….
A couple of close ups of new-to-me techniques…
A paper pieced star:
And here it is on my table being tried out for size…
Oh & the back – just a random green print that I had enough of in my stash since my partner wasn’t that keen on the one I originally bought for the backing. I am not a massive fan of this print to be honest, but it wasn’t a Christmas print as per my partner’s requests, and it happened to be the perfect size. So it seemed like a logical choice. And I figure how often does anyone ever look at the back?!
Therefore random green print it was…
Here are the stats:
** Scrappy, asymetrical pattern of my own design
(Step 3 in the pattern: final sashing & border measurements will be coming in the next few days for those who want to make their own)
** Table runner finished at 40 x 16 inches
** Echo quilted around the stars in light green thread
** Bound using light green dotty stripes. (That’s actually my one regret actually – I think a sold may have been a better choice to reduce the busyness)
** 16 trees all in different fabrics
** 3 scrappy stars
** 14 different red designer prints in the scrappy border
** Only 2 small scraps of Christmas fabric in the entire thing. See if you can pick them partner 😉
I’m pretty happy with it, despite my small regret that I didn’t bind it with a solid.
So hopefully my partner will be just as thrilled when it arrives to her!
Check out all the other cool quilts in the festival over at Amy’s…