Several have asked about turning the spiral runner rather than using binding. By the way the pattern is written for the turning method. So I have finished this one with the turn method. Love it. Very fast.
These runners are so much fun. Calm or wild they all turn out beautifully. Well at least I think so.
This beauty is made of eight fat quarters that were bundled together in the store and the floral black, grey, and purples are always a weakness. So home it came with me. Then I ironed those fat quarters and I was a bit leary of how the runner would turn out. But I like this one nearly had to keep it our table. But no, I am offering it to my readers. A link is provided below.
I used more of the eight fabrics from the center of the runner to make the scrappy binding. With all the designs on the front of the runner the mixture of the same fabrics on the edges works well. The backing is a quiet natural cotton muslin. The batting is a Warm'n Natural thin cotton batting so you can easily adorn your table with a centerpiece atop this runner.
The runner is approximately 24 inches by 44 inches at it's widest and longest points.
All cotton fabrics, cotton batting, and made in our smoke-free home.
Made using the Spicy Spiral Table Runner pattern by School House Quilts.
While we were at Lake Monroe I tried my hand at snowball blocks that were to finish at 6 1/2 inches before being sewn. Well have I mentioned that folding over corners in either a snowball or a flying geese block is some of my worst piecing nightmares? Well they are.
After trimming all 36 blocks for the quilt to much less than 6 1/2 inches and trimming the pieces I cut off 72 blocks down to 2 1/2 inches I was more than ready to try a new tool. Rotary templates are my heroes.
I researched the Webb and watched videos on You Tube. Ordered this one off eBay because I was not ready to order from my distributor.
The folder corner clipper has allowed me to make my first four blocks all just a shade larger than 6 1/2 inches (do not mind trimming a bit to get to the block size and I have eight HST blocks that I believe are all the same size. Dog ear trimming may be all I need to do. And I believe they are 3 1/2 inches square.
Here is my most recent sewing project. Found these fabrics at Austin's Sewing Center earlier this year, and had to have them. Six fat quarters and some backing made up this lovely, bright, whimsical quilt/table topper.
I even liked the way it turned out. I had been wanting to try this block to see what it would do and these fabrics were just the ticket for me.
I have listed it on my Etsy site if you happen to need a fun quilt for that new niece or a topper to brighten up your table.