Monday, July 26, 2010

Quilted Table Runner

I bought this batch of quilt squares last week from Goodwill Online. There were eight of these quilt blocks. I added the blue, pink and yellow sashing strips and made a table runner out of four of them. I added the sashing strips because I didn't really like the yellow at the outside edge of the squares. So I tried the blue, pink and yellow dotted fabric I had in my stash. I thought it had a vintage look to it and it matched the other colors in the blocks. After adding the sashing strips I liked the look of the blocks much better.

The quilt blocks were hand sewn together. A few of them were a bit stretched out in the center but I was able to fix them by taking a few of the seams in just a bit. Since the blocks were already sewn together I decided to do a quick project with them. I had enough to make two table runners one for me and one to give away. So far I have only finished the one for me. It is actually quite long so I may make the next one with only three squares. I didn't want to hand quilt it so I used a quilting stitch on my machine. I used a dark pink embroidery thread to do the stitching because I thought it tied everything together.

I don't do much quilting I think because it always takes longer than I would like it to. I prefer garment sewing. I do enjoy picking out fabric combinations for quilts and seeing how everything looks together. But most quilts seem like they take forever to finish and that is the part I don't like. This is not the best sewing I have done but I like it and I like the vintage feel of it. Maybe the next one will turn out better.


  1. Your table runner turned out great! Thanks for linking @Creative Itch's "Sew Cute Tuesday"!

  2. Cute! you should link this up to my upcycled Awesome linky party!