Thursday, March 13, 2014

Another Finish for Me!!!!

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, 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!

Blissful hugs,

P.S.  You can visit Joan Ford's website and blog  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.

1 comment:

  1. Wow! You've had that pattern a little while. Very nice!


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