It's the new term at quilt group, and I've got the perfect project to take along to complete - Siris Duk, a tablerunner pattern by AnnAKa. I had bought this as a kit from Lappedilla when I first met Hanne in November 2009.....
.....I had already made a runner for my dining table table with this kit in 2009. I had saved all the left-over scraps, and luckily had enough to make a smaller runner for my coffee table.....
.....I had already pieced the runner together earlier this week and made a start on the quilting - stitch-in-the ditch to start with, followed by a random cross-hatch pattern which was then embellished with some cording (this is made MUCH easier with a special cording foot).....
.....so last night at the quilt group I was able to do this - some machine applique - again, I used a button-hole stitch for this. The heart shapes were fused into place with steam-a-seam-lite (see previous blog post about how to do this). I didn't get to bind it last night as I was a bit busy chatting away too.....
.....anyway, this morning I've finished sewing on the binding - I have used the same fabric as the backing (Peace On Earth by 3 Sisters for Moda). Oh and finished with a flourish of course!.....
.....now I can have the same style runner on the dining table AND on the coffee table. Wonder how long it will be before it's covered with mugs, newspapers, magazines, the laptop etc etc!
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