31 December 2010
A Christmas Wish
This is the other Focus Quilt that I committed to finish in Finn's New Year's Eve UFO challenge. Simply quilted with diagonal crosshatching using a walking foot on the sewing machine, it measures 37x15".
The embroidered blocks were stitched at bee over the course of 2010 as the blocks were released from Gail Pan Designs: A Christmas Wish BOM. Another wall hanging was not needed around Casa del Quilter, but a runner would be nice under the class on the coffee table so I commenced designing an additional block because Gail's only contained nine blocks. You can find the pattern on my Freebies Page.
Once the embroidery was completed, I tried to match up fabric from the stash to frame the stitchery blocks. Nothing in the stash was quite right. Off to the LQS* and as it turned out, Thimbleberries fabric was the perfect match and so two FQ** came home with me. But I forgot about something -- the binding. Once it was backed, basted and quilted I realized I had to go shopping again for MORE Thimbleberries. O the horror! So another FQ came home with me and I was able to get enough binding out of that one 18"x21" piece of fabric to complete this table runner.
Whew! Finished just in the nick of time.
*FQ: fat quarter
**LQS: local quilt shop