Hi friends. I needed a gift for my niece's wedding on January 30th, so I decided to make a quilted table runner. One of my favorite quilt patterns is the maple leaf, so I knew that would be an easy one to use.
I dug into my fabric stash and chose some purple and turquoise fabrics.
I cut, pressed, and sewed, and before long I had three blocks made, each using different fabrics. I put them all together with borders. Then I layered backing fabric, batting, and the top together with pins, and then hand basted it. I sewed the binding on the front and trimmed off the excess batting and backing. Then I quilted. I just quilted it in my lap without a hoop, since it was small enough to handle that way. When I was finished quilting, I blind stitched the binding to the back.
Then the only thing left to do was make a label. My usual method of making a label is to print the label on paper and then tape it to my light table with fabric taped over the paper and trace it. I actually made one that way.
And the quilt was finished It only took about a week to complete. I have no idea if my niece reads my blog, so I'm scheduling this post for after the wedding, just in case.
Thanks so much for taking time to visit today.