Runners, like cushion covers, are fast and satisfying makes. Here are two I made for my mum.
The bottom one was made in 2000, and the top one in 2004.
The bottom one was in a magazine. I've made at least three that I can think of using this pattern, which is not paper-pieced, but the log cabin blocks finish at 3.5", with the logs 1/2" each.
I took them both with me yesterday on a lunch date to Viewpointe Estate Winery with two very dear, long-time friends.
Quite the delicious food we enjoyed too al fresco of course!
|We ordered three different dishes to share and the computer split the bill evenly three ways. Perfectly shared! Of course a glass of wine went perfectly with these culinary delights!|
It's very simply quilted using Gütermann or Mettler (I used both then and now) cotton thread, and has flannel or flannelette for the batting. Here are the backs of both:
When I saw the thatched cottage fabric in Fabricland, I knew it had to go home with me for a project for my mum! She's English, very much so!
You can see the quilting a little better on the label:
|Gütermann or Mettler, but cotton for sure. Love the labels. Think they're all used now, saved them for special people, special quilts.|
The first runner was simply stitched RST and then flipped right sides out, and the opening hand whip-stitched together, then top-stitched 1/4" around all four edges. This one has a binding, wider than I do now, machine-stitched to the front and hand-stitched down to the back.
I believe it, too, has flannel or flannelette as batting, but it feels slightly thicker than the first one, maybe because it wasn't used or washed quite as much? It measures 16.75 X 40".
I'm managing to keep up with the #100days100blocks2018 challenge. Today is #27. Here are the first 25 in numerical order:
Looking forward, as always, to reading the stories that accompany your throwback to pre-blogging days quilts.