Friday, March 27, 2015

A small UFO finish

It's finally DONE!

This 60 degree table runner has been half quilted for about 2 years. I started trying to free motion quilt it myself using a quilting design drawn on Press n Seal and "stuck" onto the top of the runner.  The process works fine, but I was still making a mess of the actual quilting. So I stopped halfway through.

This winter I picked it up one day and started picking out all of those quilting stitches. I threw away the piece of batting and put the muslin backing in the bin to use as a foundation for string blocks.  Last weekend I noticed this black backing section that was left over from a recent quilt and the leftover batting was folded with it. And guess what? It was the perfect size to use with this runner.

I added some very simple quilting to this by just following the lines on the fabric. I found the striped binding in my binding drawer that had been cut and was all ready to go when I originally made the runner. What a relief to finally check off this one from my UFO list.

5 comments:

  1. What a happy find... I love the black backing! Checking off those UFOs is such a great feeling :)

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    1. Very pretty- I have one like that with my stack of UFO's

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  2. The black backing and striped binding are perfect for this runner. You are going to enjoy using the runner next winter. Well done!

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  3. Very nice! I love those 'happy accidents' I find in my stash. :-) Good for you for having the binding ready to go~ I never remember to do that and now wish I had! Have a great weekend!

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