Friday, February 1, 2008

Roll Out the Red, White, and Blue

Here is a close-up of the runner I quilted and bound today. I started to finish a flannel UFO as promised, but my dryer died! I hadn't washed the fabrics for the borders yet, and that's all I need to do to finish piecing it.

So I got out all my UFOs (there aren't that many) and decided to quilt and bind this runner. The stars are paper pieced. They finish at 3-1/2" square. The entire runner measures 14" X 33".

I machine quilted with stippling in the blue with blue thread. I am now hand quilting around each star (you can see some of my stitches in the top picture). I have 4 stars finished, and 6 more to go. This will be my tiny travel project until it's finished. The stars poofed up w/o the hand quilting.

This will look lovely on my antique sideboard come summertime. I started this runner last summer and ran out of steam on piecing the stars. I really dislike paper piecing, although it does make lovely finished tiny points.



Kathie said...

is it from a pattern?
I am not crazy about paper piecing either but in this case I would!

Marcie said...

Darling little stars! Do you never sleep? Good luck with the clothes dryer. Sounds like everything is going at once!