My WIP for the week is my Tradewinds tablecloth and matching tablerunner. I used my Cascade pattern (see pattern here) for the main tablecloth and posted about the trouble I was having with the quilting. It was heavy and I had a lot of drag. Hhmmmm . . . do you suppose it had anything to do with my helper who wouldn't get off the quilt? Oh the things I put up with.
Originally I was going to make matching napkins with the bonus blocks that are created when the top is sewn. But I just didn't like any of the block arrangements. What I did like was this great zigzag layout. So instead of napkins, the extra blocks became this tablerunner. I added a border to the main quilt so might do the same with this. Can't decide. What do you think?
I finished the quilting on the main quilt today and will bind later this week. Hope to finish up this little runner too. Then maybe I'll make some napkins from extra yardage if I find more Tradewinds on sale. Love this line. Here's the main quilt before border. I used a layer cake plus a little extra yardage of the bamboo lattice print. This pic was before the border was added.
I've also been working on my Tetris QAL blocks. Still having lots of fun with it and looking forward to the finished quilt. You can see my blocks here. Stay tuned next week and I'll share the finished Tradewinds quilt. Some weeks are better than others at finishing and there are times when I think everyone but me is getting lots done. Hope you're getting lots done too.
They're looking lovely! I bought some tradewinds with my birthday money a while back but haven't had time to do anything with it yet. Love what you're doing with yours:-)ReplyDelete
Looks great! I like the design and that is such pretty fabric.ReplyDelete
Maybe add a navy blue border to make all the colors pop out? Your zig zags are wonderfully done!ReplyDelete
This all looks great. I don't think your runner needs a border unless you want the overall size larger...ReplyDelete
Your quilt and the table runner look gorgeous. Such striking colours!ReplyDelete
It looks like you had some quality help from a fury friend who knows good design. I love these color combinations!ReplyDelete
So beautiful - love the chevron design.ReplyDelete
Between your tetris blocks and this table runner, I'm liking what you're working on! I like the thin white border around the runner, personally.ReplyDelete