Finished: Hyde Park Table Runner
Pattern: I didn’t follow a pattern
Size: 14″ x 48″
Started: January 2017
Finished: September 2017
Fabrics Used: Hyde Park by Moda charm pack and some Kona Solid
Quilting: Janome 8900MC with a walking foot
I started this table runner earlier this year with a charm pack that my Dad bought me. I didn’t follow a pattern but did see a picture on Pintrest somewhere that inspired me and sort of went from there based on the dimensions of the table I knew I wanted to use it for.
It’s funny that it didn’t matter how many layouts I tried before sewing it, I now see ways that I would have changed the fabric layout. I’m not totally in love with my color arrangement, but it works I guess.
This table runner sat for months waiting to be quilted because I couldn’t come up with a design. I actually tried a couple designs and ended up picking them out (including some free motion quilting on my Janome…not sure what I was thinking.) In the end, I’m actually really happy with the quilting. For the diagonal lines, I marked the center one and used my walking foot as a guide for the rest of the lines. For the straight lines I kind of winged it. I tried to minimize stopping and starting so I wouldn’t have to bury a ton of threads, but I wasn’t super successful at that since I haven’t quite figured out efficient quilt paths yet.
I had originally wanted to use the Kona solid for the binding, but it wasn’t meant to be as I used the last of it for my Tula Pink City Sampler blocks and I neglected to write the color name down whenever I bought it forever ago (I now write it in permanent marker on the selvages.) Thankfully, my SIL had some more traditional fabric in her stash that worked pretty well. And on the subject of binding, I think I need to practice corners or be more careful. They are always so hard to work with and end up looking a little on the wonky side at times.
I’m so happy that I got something done and off of my WIP list! Now if I could check off some of the bigger projects.