A Few More Finishes

I have been working diligently to quilt and bind the tops I constructed on a retreat in mid-September.

First up is a Sawtooth Star table runner I made for my son and his girlfriend.

The fabrics are leftover from the leftovers. The original project was a Christmas mystery quilt I designed and facilitated on Facebook for Quilting Daily. The quilt eventually made it to my son’s home as a gift. From the leftovers I made a tree skirt which I also gave to him. I am sure they will appreciate this year’s gift, a coordinating runner.

The quilting design features holly sprigs and spirals. I planned to use lime green thread, but after basting the runner to the backing on my longarm, I almost reverted to a safe gold polyester thread which would melt into the ecru background. Taking a deep breath, I kept with the more daring color, and I am glad I did! The thread shows off the design without being obnoxious.

The second finish I am sharing today is a quilt for a baby boy. The fabric is “On the Go,” and I used all forty-two squares in a charm pack. As with most collections, there is a white on white fabric to serve as a background for all the prints and colorful tone-on-tones. I considered substituting another colorful square from my stash, but decided to keep the white square. I could stitch the name of the recipient in this white square, couldn’t I?

I chose gray thread to quilt the project. The pantograph is “River Run” by Dave Hudson. The diagonal texture adds movement and interest to the simple squares of the patchwork design.

Next week I will show you the finished quilt of which I am most proud — my “Painted Ladies” quilt!

Have a lovely weekend!

6 thoughts on “A Few More Finishes

  1. Love seeing your finishes, Aby. The Christmas colors remind me to ask, are we ever going to see that Christmas version of the Churn Dash tablerunner posted? Did you already send it off to someone? I was interested to see how you arranged the fabrics in the end. I always love Christmas prints! ❤

    Sarah

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