Easter/Spring Table Runner

Well, this one certainly was a process!

I started out with many, many ( and still not enough) pastel-ish scrap strings. I paper pieced them, but forgot to shorten my stitch length. Mmm hmm.

So I got 8 partially pieced, and realized I really did need another 4 blocks. Got those together. Pieced a 6×2 runner. Started free motion quilting, and it was working! All that practice paid off! I kept thinking, “I’m flying!!”

And then I broke a needle.  And my machine would NOT FMQ after that. 

there’s a fabulous Facebook group where some kind folks helped me troubleshoot. I thought I was really sink for a while, but I tried a few people’s advice to try another needle, and that worked. Whew! 

Look at all that crinkly goodness! Ready for Easter brunch and Spring!


St. Patrick’s Day Table Runner

I know, I know, it’s almost Easter. I’m behind on blogging! 

Here’s another half square triangle project I whipped up. Random placement of greens from my stash, though not enough to make the randomness easy!

It’s been on the table well past St. Patrick’s Day, because it’s not shamrocks, etc, just green. My favorite color. And one we long for in late winter here in Upstate NY. 

My first wavy quilting project, in various shades of green. 

Chevron quilt

Another quilt finish! This time it’s a lap-sized quilt I started last Fall. I always thought the color scheme was better as a Spring project, so…I guess this worked out for the best. 

I used half square triangles to make a chevron pattern, after seeing this mini at Cluck Cluck Sew.  I tried a new-to-me method of basting too, that’s I learned about from Color Me Quilty. Thanks! It worked better than I could have hoped! 

Splurged on this backing fabric. So pretty!

And quilted with organic wavy lines, using this tutorial at Bijou Lovely.  I’m not sure I love this texture, but…good enough & done!