Do you ever have a project that, in the planning stages, you really hope is going to work out how you want, but then when it's finished...it's better? Well that's what's happened with for me with this table runner I completed for a custom order.
My client chose Coral Bells by Jan Patek Quilts for Moda as the fabric to match her darling mother-in-laws dining room. We wanted to do stars, broken up with tan, so I picked up 2 charm packs and turned them all into 4.5" half-square triangles.
Instead of making it all super scrappy, I used all of each print in one block.
Laying it out was fun, because the blocks made a secondary star pattern.
Do you see my mistake in this picture? I had a full strip sewn on backwards on one of the blocks! Unfortunately, I didn't realize it until I was basting it, but I was still able to take it out and fix it up nice and proper. ;)
I went back and forth on quilting for a couple days. I considered stitching in the ditch or echoing the stars, but after looking for some inspiration on google...I decided to give it the paisley treatment. I LOVE paisley anyway, and they are so fun to quilt.
I found a lovely red plaid in the my stash for the binding, and she was ready. I'm just so pleased how it came out.
I took lots of pictures, because I couldn't find a good spot outside to lay it out straight...it measured 16" x 108" long!
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