This runner was machine quilted last year (I think in the fall) by Laurie, owner of Longarm Quilting by Laurie, in Elmira Heights, NY. And then it sat while I auditioned binding. I bought three or four pieces of varying shades of gray (no, not 50!). I tried blues, several blacks. No joy. Until last week, when I finally found the perfect two-tone black. I love it and am so happy to have it on the table in use.
Here's a closer look at the fabric. It's a border stripe, and I used a pattern by Karen Montgomery.
I had told Laurie to quilt whatever she wanted on it--even just a simple meander. I happened to be at her place when she quilted it and, partway through, she asked me what I thought.
Tessellating horse heads! How majorly cool is that! I just love it. It's faintly visible from the front if you look closely. I know it's there--like a secret message....
A slightly wider view of the back.
While I didn't join officially, Pomegranate and Chintz is having a challenge to finish 17 UFOs in 2017. Check it out on my blog list at right. The fourth finish is done and will be revealed shortly.
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