A couple weeks ago I had the urge to make a small runner to fit my sewing room window sill. I had a piece that fit, but it had pointy ends and I wanted to cover as much space as possible. I had leftovers from another quilt top I had recently finished and a pattern (Skinny Mini by Joan Ford).
Here's the basted sandwich, ready for quilting.
Here's a detail of the quilting. Machine done in (sort-of) parallel lines. (I never said I was an expert at machine quilting.)
The view from the back. We'll just call the quilting "folk-arty". The straight lines at the edges are traveling lines and are covered by the binding.
And here it is with the binding all done.
And its close-up!
I was so excited to actually complete a project in a short time. I cleaned off the window sill, laid the runner on it, and...it was too long! The ends went up the sides of the window frame! So I got out the one I had measured before, counted the blocks--and they were exactly the same! I'm not sure how the second one grew about two inches.... So I put the pointy ended one in the window and now am looking for a place for the daisies. I was ironing today and the bookcase near the ironing board looks like a candidate.
The best laid plans, you know!
P.S. You can visit Joan Ford's website www.hummingbird-highway.com and blog www.scrap-therapy-quilts.blogspot.com. I'm not sure if the Skinny Mini patterns are still available, but there are tons of cool things on both sites. The Skinny Mini pattern I used was Roberta.