I am happy to report that I have completed the Flower Power table runner. It is a kit from Connecting Threads, but the main reasons that I purchased the kit is that it included the Flower Power pattern from Quilt in a Day, which was one of the few patterns that I did not own, and I really liked the fabric that was in the kit. Photos of the completed table runner are below.
There were no Y-seams in the construction of this table runner! For more information see my previous post. This post also included a State Flower quilt that I am working on that uses the same method of construction. The state Flower Quilt is coming along, but I have not decided how I will complete the borders.
I quilted the table runner on my sewing machine. I wanted to quilt close the ditch (near the seams). For small projects with straight quilting, it seems easier to me to use my sewing machine. It has a walking foot, so quilting is fairly easy. I sewed the binding on by machine and then turned it over the edge and sewed it down by hand to the back. I plan on adding it to my Quilt in a Day Trunk Show.
My Slow Stitching this week was binding the table runner by hand and making more hexies using English Paper Piecing. Here is a photo of some of the new beauties.
I am making a Holly Berry Wreath out the hexagon clusters. The wreath will then be appliqued onto a 12" background square and displayed in a metal stand that can sit on a table. This project is from a Connected Threads kit as well. I have had it for many years and would like to complete it for the JANDA Bend Christmas Shop, I will be opening the virtual store soon on this web site. The JANDA Bend Christmas Shop located on the farm will be open during the selling season for JANDA Bend Christmas Trees. We open the tree farm on the Friday after Thanksgiving. This year we are expanding the size of our shop. So I have a lot to do!
The hexagons are 1/2" on a side. I precut 2 1/2" squares of fabric and then baste the paper hexagon on to the fabric to form a hexie. I like to use a paper clip to hold the fabric in place while basting. This process means that I do not have to cut out fabric hexagons. It seems to work well for me.
This week I am linking up with Thank Goodness It's Finished Friday and with Slow Sunday Stitching. Follow the links to find out what other people are finishing and to see more hand stitching projects.
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This post was originally published on JANDABendQuilts.com.
I am a quilter who is starting a new adventure. After retiring in May 2016, I became a certified Quilt in a Day Instructor. I am certified to teach workshops using Quilt in a Day patterns and techniques. In addition, I am designing my own quilt patterns.