Thursday, August 2, 2018

A batik bonus table runner and other things

Connie at Freemotion by the river, always makes such fun table toppers/runners and they are fast because they are small

As I was looking at them I got in the mood to make some too and they don’t take much fabric and are fast!

So I sketched something out in EQ

(of course using Accuquilt’s 8” QUBE set)

Then I looked at my batik scraps and I changed to orange/brown and then purple too.

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I cut out pieces depending on what scraps I had enough of!

here’s the shape #s I used

#2 (8) for the border color A

#4 (12) for background triangle color B (purple)

#5 (12) background small triangles color A

#6 (12 of C and 3 of D) on point squares for blocks

and then the 2 1/2” strip cutter which I cut to 8 1/2” strips (10) for the borders of color D

and 3 strips binding also of the 2 1/2”

After cutting 3 WOF strips for the borders and binding, that determined the color placement.

anyways, here’s my pieces

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this is how the blocks are supposed to look

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a block like this is sewn together diagonally Smile

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and quickly I had 3 blocks done!

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and then I added the borders, it’s nice that the border pieces are close in color, so they don’t stand out a lot.

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Here' it is all quilted, since it’s small, it was a fun one to experiment with, I used some of the new Angela walter’s rulers for the borders and some near the center of the block and then a straight ruler for the blocks too and I machine sewed the binding too

accuquilt batik table runner

I actually used a light brown variegated thread, it’s hard to tell.

accuquilt batik table runner long arm quilting

It was a fun little project I cut out pieces one night and finished it the next day!


in between projects I’ve been working on the round robins too (I’m in 2 each month) and it’s fun on FB we show teaser pics, here is my teaser of one Winking smile

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and another Winking smile Guess what it is?

With this round robin we have to use Accuquilt dies!

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we had a mini celebration on Swiffer’s birthday, he turned 4 (supposedly) well I had the date and 2014 on my phone, so Sonja put a gift together for him and they opened it together

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he got some tangled yarn! ha ha

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Did you also see that the Block contest for Accuquilt has started!?

Please vote for me! and you can vote once a day- I don’t think I’ll “push” it as much this year, the final block is still judged by a panel.

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Tonight I have friends from Denmark come visit for a few days, so we’ll be busy running around shopping and doing tourist stuff! ha ha

5 comments:

Vicki in MN said...

As you know I love table runners, and thanks for the reminder about all of Connie's-she has a few I need to make up!

Kathleen said...

Lovely table runner! I am now thinking of kit-ing up a few when I get home with my sizzix! Good luck onthe accuquilit challenge. Was thinking of entring but don’t know if I will get to it!

Connie Kresin Campbell said...

Beautiful table runner Bea and thanks for the shout-out! You know I always have fun making fast and easy quilt projects and like you using the AccuQuilt dies is the best way to go. I can't believe little Swiffer is 4 already!

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

Great quilting on your table runner.

barbara woods said...

voted!