In an effort to finish up a few projects before my goal completion date of December 31, I spent the day machine quilting five small projects. One of them got to the finished stage with binding completed.
This table runner started out as three “Quilt As You Go” blocks given to me by my friend Jacqueline when she purged her sewing stash. I finished up the blocks, added the narrow green sashing and then mounted the runner on the long arm with an additional backing to quilt it as a unit. Some quilters see QAYG as a simple method of quilting, but for me, it does not hold the same appeal. I will go out of my way to avoid the hand work required by the Quilt As You Go method!
The quilting was done in an all-over meander with Rheingold Heavy Metal gold metallic thread and Bottom Line in the bobbin. The gold thread adds a bit of festive sparkle to the table runner. The binding was applied to the back by machine and top-stitched to the front with matching thread. I tend to use Superior MonoPoly in the bobbin when top-stitching binding, so the machine binding looks very good on the front and the thread is invisible on the reverse side of the binding.
This runner will be donated to the Hand Made table at our local fair. The proceeds of this silent auction table go to support the operation of the fair.