Saturday, March 15, 2014

International Quilting Day

To celebrate this lovely day, I did some quilting!
My husband pointed out that it wasn't much different than any other day!


I made a little table runner using a ruler that I borrowed from my sister. The table runner is 12" x 26", the triangles are 6" high.



The ruler is called "'S' Curve - One Tool - Many Designs", but I could only find a couple of different pictures of quilts made with it. It is an interesting shape and was very easy to use.


I cut out 14 triangles, each is a different fabric. To cut out the fabric I used the small rotary cutter. I also put a layer of kitchen plastic wrap on the back of the ruler to make it less slippery.


I pieced the triangles into two rows.


I didn't use pins when I was joining triangles, I just lined up the edges as I stitched.


I pressed all the seams open.


I did pin the points together when I joined the two rows.


These triangles would also make a nice kaleidoscope pattern. I have also seen it used to make diamonds by using two triangles of the same fabric side by side.

I used cotton batting, and free motion quilted an allover meander - I just wanted something simple and flat.

For the bias binding I used a 15" square of fabric, and this method. I made the binding 2.5" wide.


I just use a rotary cutter to cut along the lines of the binding.


The finished table runner on the 'coffee table' in the family room.


We were surprised to see two squirrels at the bird feeder this week (we never see squirrels).

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!

4 comments:

Joan said...

Lovely Joanne

knitnkwilt said...

Looks like a fun ruler. Nice table runner.

Kindred Quilts said...

This makes a very cute table runner, and I can see other possibilities... thanks for all the great pictures you provided while sewing this project together. I'll be keeping an eye out for the curvy template!
Love the fabrics you used, too!

Jacqueline Frances said...

Hi Joanne,
I love that table runner…so many possibilities with that shape!
Could you please tell me where I can get this shape ruler online? I live in a small town with no LQS for hours away!!!
Thanks,
Jacqueline
http://www.quilt-sewhappy.blogspot.com