I was sorting through a few more boxes of goodies when I was unpacking boxes in my my sewing studio, and I pulled together a few fabrics for another table runner. This pattern is called "Anna" and is from the Norwegian quilting magazine "MyQuilt" issue 04/2015. I absolutely LOVE sewing with batiks - and most of these were left over from a quilt that I use all the time, draped over the back of my leather sofa. This pattern was really simple to make, and I just followed the diagrams rather than actually reading the Norwegian instructions! Most of these blocks were quilted in straight rows, using the edge of the walking foot as a guide, but a couple of blocks were free motion quilted...
...it was a great opportunity to play with my new Bernina 570QE (it's hardly been out of it's box since I bought it) and a great opportunity to practise free motion quilting! I used an open toed embroidery foot, lowered the feed dogs and set the stitch length to 0 and had lots of fun! Even the back of the quilting didn't look too bad. You can click on the pictures to enlarge them to get a better view...
...a very simple single fold binding was the perfect finish to this runner - and it now has pride of place on my dining table. I used a very thin pellon wadding for this, and it has quilted really well. I've still got a few leftovers of these gorgeous batiks, so might have to rustle up some place mats too!
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