Wednesday, January 5, 2011

FO: Orange + Aqua Table Runner

When I started the quilt, I really had no idea what I was getting myself into. As I described here, I thought quilting qould be a breeze. In reality, it's not, at least not at first. I started this table runner to practice the quilting skills before messing up my beloved quilt squares. My quilting still isn't perfect, but I have learned a lot.

With this table runner, I started on the wrong foot by not using enough safety pins to fasten my quilt sandwich. Because of this, my fabric puckered at some intersections. I also wasn't really sure where to begin, so my quilting at the beginning was really random, and I was dissatisfied with the process.

FO: Orange + Aqua Table Runner

After setting the table runner in time out for, I think it was at least a month, I came back to it with a better understand of the quilting process (thanks to my little holiday potholders). I finished the remaining quilting, as well as the binding process in just one afternoon.

The binding (which I love doing, by the way!) is Kona Cotton in Emerald. It's a great compliment to the aqua and orange fabrics I chose. The back (not shown) is just strips of the same fabrics sewn together (including some of the solid Kona Stone strips).

I like how the table runner turned out.
Again, it's not perfect, but I made it.
On to the quilt!!


  1. love the table runner! it looks awesome. good luck with the quilt.

  2. You did a great job and I really like the binding color! I'm a little scared of the actual quilting too (and a little secret-my first quilt has some puckers on the back too!)

    Can't wait to see that beautiful quilt come together!

  3. When I see stuff like this I want to get into quilting...but then I think of all I have to learn and the whole thought exhausts me. Your quilting progress is inspirational.

  4. That turned out great! I'm about to start my first quilt this weekend - I'll probably do what you did and make the top, then practice finishing a potholder or table runner before tackling the back and binding on the quilt.

  5. It's done! I so the the color combination you chose for this runner!


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