Saturday, February 23, 2019

Another Finish

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. 


Julierose said...

Just love the soft taupes and grays in this one..what a great table topper--My DIL has dishes in the gray scheme this would be a perfect gift for her--will take a look at the video--thanks beautiful work hugs, Julierose

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

a great table topper like the soft colors

Quilting Babcia said...

I love your little table-topper, the soft muted colors are perfect for this season, a bit reminiscent of pussy-willows.


That is a really pretty quilt table topper--I love the color's you used and do like the way you quilted it--great job!!
luv, di

The Joyful Quilter said...

Congratulations!! A small finish is better than no finish. :o))

Janet O. said...

I do like that fabric line. I think I made a "snowball" wall hanging out of it.
Nice to make something where you don't have to worry about preserving every point. :)

Karrin Hurd said...

Congratulations on another finish!

Louise said...

Very pretty little table topper! Are these the colors in your living room? The quilting looks great, emphasizing the on-point squares :)

Chopin - A Passionate Quilter said...

Interesting way to make the block - Even when the points are cut off, that is what make is unique!