December 29, 2015

Daysail Table Runner Finish


I had a lovely Daysail Charm Pack I had picked up a while ago but didn't have a plan for. I wasn't sure what I would do with it, but then right before Christmas I came up with a design for a table runner. But I had to finish my Christmas sewing,  and shopping and then the wrapping and so on and so forth. So I knew it would be after Christmas before I could get to it.


I have also had a terrible cold since the Monday before Christmas. So I treated myself to a Craftsy class.  May as well be doing something fun while I am laying around. And that is how two things came together to create this table runner.

The class I took was Maureen Cracknell's Quick-Quilt-As-You-Go. As I was watching this class I realized that I could make the table runner using her techniques. And then lo and behold if she didn't show a runner very similar to what I had in mind - so that totally inspired me to make it this way.

And can I just say I love this method! Truly - when you have it pieced it's quilted! I added some more quilting just because I wanted to but it was totally secure without it. I just love quilting along both sides of the seams so had to add a little of that.  ;)


I used some old red gingham that I don't love for the back. It's pretty it's just not quilting cotton but for this small item will be fine as the back.


I decided to use more of the charm squares to make a scrappy binding. I love it but there are so many seams that I ended up with one in the corner - making things difficult. But it's OK. I still love it.

I highly recommend Maureen's class. In addition to teaching small projects she shows how to make two quilts  All the projects are beautiful and the possibilities are inspiring.

So what are you sewing after the holidays?

Hope you're having a creative week!

-Laney

Linking up with Let's Bee Social and Needle and Thread Thursday

18 comments

  1. This is a lovely table runner Laney! Some of the ladies in my quilting club were doing something similar with QAYG - so great that it makes and quilts in one.

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  2. Hope you are feeling much better now. Your table runner turned out fabulous! What a great project for a QAYG. And I agree, Laney... The extra quilting along the seam lines looks great. I love that look! Wishing you and yours a Happy 2016!

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    1. Thanks Lorna and yes, I am feeling better.

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  3. Great recommendation on Maureen's class - I'll have to go check it out. This runner came out beautifully, I love the quilting on both sides of the seam on that white border and the way you added the darker border to frame it so beautifully. Great finish!!

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  4. I love QAG. I am working on a hand quilting QAG bed quilt for myself. I really like your table runner. Debbie

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    1. Thanks Debbie. Wow - hand quilting a bed quilt!

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  5. I love this table runner! Daysail is one of my favorite fabric lines. :)

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    1. Hi Laurel - thanks. Daysail is so appealing ;)

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  6. Great table runner! I love how your scrappy binding looks -good idea (even if the corner was tricky).

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    1. Thanks Colleen - I do like the scrappy binding. :)

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  7. So cute! I am thinking of using the QAYG method for my Daily Dot Quilt (quilty 365). It seems like a great solution for a large quilt!

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    1. Thanks Heidi. I think QAYG would be good for a large quilt - although I have not done that myself. ;)

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  8. Beautifully done. Love the colors!

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  9. Okay, this is adorable! I love the prints, colors with the design! Perfectly fun! I love to stitch on either side of the seams too!!! What a fun finish!

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    1. Thanks SarahZ! What a nice compliment. :)

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