I'm on a roll with finishing quilts this week. This is my 3rd finished project, albeit smaller than the two others that have been finished this week (here and here).
This is a tablerunner that I started last year at retreat. It was inspired by a Missouri Star Company video on how to make "an exploding block". The video shows how to make blocks from a layer cake, but I used a Primitive Gatherings 5" charm pack to make the entire project.
I really like how it turned out and thought I might hand quilt it, but if I haven't done it in a year, I'm not going to!
I machine quilted all the horizontal and vertical lines using the walking foot. It seemed to need a bit more quilting, so using a Sewline air erasable pen I marked a square inside the centre of each block and quilted the square using the free motion foot.
Here's a photo with no flash that shows the quilting a little better. The quilting looks a little more wonky in the photo than it does through my eyes! LOL
If you have a charm pack sitting around gathering dust, this is the perfect no stress project to get it used up. And as Jenny says in the tutorial, "you do lose all your points, but that is the charm of this block". Easy peasy!
Finished size is 18" x 23".
Now I only have 2 more small projects to finish before the end of the month.