Out of order, but all is well…
I accidentally hit publish instead of scheduling my last post so my quilt ramblings are a little out of order, but all is well that ends well.
Before my computer went bad on me, I was happily finishing up a table runner I started in 2014. I actually put this together before Waiting for Spring, which was made from leftover blocks. So let’s start at the beginning. I had all these fabrics I had hand-dyed and saw a technique by Alex Anderson and decided to try it. She was working on this cool Chop Sticks quilt. If you are a member of the Quilt Show, you can view this technique on Episode 910. Basically, take a square (apprx 2-1/2 inches) and make a diagonal cut. Then sew in a narrow strip of fabric (3/4-inch). You now have a square with a narrow strip in the center (sorry, no photo). Cross-cut this square and you will have strips with tiny squares in the middle. Cut more plain squares on the diagonal and add these little strips. Here you can see I’m chain piecing the chopsticks into plain squares.
I made way too many chopsticks and was running out of plain squares to put them in so just make a few at a time.
After making my table runner, I just couldn’t decide how to quilt it so it was relegated to the unfinished object pile. I used the same quilt design I did last week for my daughter’s travel case for her keyboard. Which was too small by the way; I had to make another one but found some new, sparkly ponytail bands for the closure. Here it is as well as Gelato (Spyro-Gyro), another finished project. I did the spiral with line quilt design on the table runner, quilting vertical lines and then crossing them with horizontal lines. This way I could start at one edge, go across and come back–no extra threads to weave in.
Alright, I’m going for that walk now–have to add some exercise to my Fit Bit Zip. Say that three times, fast.