This is my very first table runner. The picture was taken Sunday evening, after the sun went down, so the color is somewhat strange: the bottom square is close to true. Anyway the runner is 56” long and 14” wide. I am using 2 swap blocks (tan) and 2 new blocks made like the ones I sent for a Christmas swap. I hope to get this quilted this week so it will be ready for our table right after Thanksgiving.
Before I can start quilting the table runner I need to finish quilting this swap block quilt. (Does it seem I am swap block obsessed?)
My original plan was to practice some ruler work while doing this quilt but then I realized that I needed to get it done quickly so I could do the runner so a medium meander seemed like the best way to go.
Here is the backing I chose. It is in the center with a border fabric on the sides (not shown). I love this fabric and did when I first saw it in the shop so I hated to use it for a backing fabric.
However, it was perfect for this quilt so here it is. I have about 3 more passes to complete the quilting. I have been having a little trouble: my stitch regulator is not working very well. I will probably be calling HQ later today to see if they have any ideas why it is “dragging” and/or falling out of regulation all together. I can get pretty regular stitches unregulated but I really like not having to work at keeping my speed steady.
One last thing: today I found a top from a BOM in 2007. It is the second top I ever made. I haven’t unfolded it yet but I believe it is a king/queen sized and the original plan was to make a duvet cover. I remember I bought two king sized sheets to complete the task but then put it aside. I think the next thing I will be doing is seeing if I can find all the parts and get this UFO underway. If I do I think I will have all my swaps and BOMs either completed and/or ready for quilting. Maybe I’ll even have it out so I can show it next Monday Yea!!
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