Monday, December 10, 2012
Bella Table Runner
A couple months ago I purchased this Bella fabric by Lotta Jansdotter of Windham Fabrics from The Intrepid Thread. (By the way she has the most wonderful fabrics.) I just could not figure out what to do with it. So it sat on the floor of my studio for a while. I recently purchased an International Quilt Festival Quilt Scene magazine and there is was. Graphic Patchwork Table Runner by Amy Ellis. I did make a few minor alterations to the pattern. Once I pieced the runner it still didn't do much for me, but I decided to go ahead and quilt it anyway. In October I was very blessed to be invited to attend Fall Quilt Market in Houston. While at Sample Spree I purchased some Wonderfil 12wt thread. I have never used such thick thread before in my machine, but decided to go ahead and give it a try. I put in a jeans needle, set my stitch length longer, put regular sewing thread in the bobbin, and using a deep turquoise colored thread quilted the runner in the straight lines you see. It just makes the runner. I love it! I have enough pieces left over to do a second one. Maybe a gift for one of my daughters' birthdays. This first one is mine!