Thursday, November 2, 2017

TGIFF - Coral Bells Table Runner

Hello and welcome to TGIFF!  I'm so excited to host the party this week and to connect with all of you. <3

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'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 measured 16" x 108" long!

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  1. Love it when a project works out that way and I expect her mother-in-law is/will be delighted. Have a great weekend and thanks for hosting :D

  2. Congratulations on a wonderful finish! Thank you for hosting this week.


  3. Great finish Summer, I love your Paisley quilting! I live near Paisley so should really give it a go sometime :)

  4. It's a lovely runner, and so long, you couldn't buy one that length in the shops, not in the UK anyway.

  5. I think it turned out perfect! It's easy to get a piece of two wrong when working with HST's, but you found it and fixed it! Love the quilting too! I've never really tried paisley quilting...thanks for the inspiration!

  6. This turned out so pretty Summer! Perfect for Fall, has that cozy feel to it.

  7. Really pretty colors for this runner. Your quilting is so lovely!!

  8. Pretty stitching, and a great combo of fabrics and colors - nice!

  9. Wonderful finish! Your quilting is really lovely. Thanks for hosting!

  10. What a beautiful finish! That red binding goes so perfectly with the colours and the paisley quilting is just right :) Thanks for hosting this week!

  11. Congratulations on your finish. It looks great.