I am still working on finishing up my Board Game quilt pattern. This was a quilt that I had in the Quilter’s Newsletter magazine several years ago and forgot all about it.
Since it had been some time since I wrote the pattern, I wanted to double-check things which means…..I make the blocks several more times. It is always fun to use my stash of batiks from when I wan an Island Batik ambassador.
The table runner is made from two quilt blocks that are fairly easy to make. If you have an Accuquilt cutter it takes no time at all to cut out the blocks.
One of the blocks is a very popular one that I’m sure you have seen in many quilts. This shows you how the pieces go together in the block.
I seem to have a lot of teal batiks in my stash and it seems like almost every time I want to make a sample block….it is teal.
When it came to the binding, I didn’t have enough of any of the batiks I had used in the blocks but I did have a piece that was a pretty good match. It was a leftover piece that wasn’t very long and I think I had to cut seven 2½-inch strips and sew them together. I laid it around the edge of the table runner before attaching it to make sure I had enough fabric. I enjoy improvising when quilting.
Free-motion stipple quilting
My quilting is just a simple free-motion meandering. It is still my favorite way to finish up a quilt. Fancy patterns and feathers are beautiful and I like doing them once in a while but most of the time when I get the point of quilting….I just want to finish my quilt project.
Once again, I am using my vintage 15-91 Singer sewing machine that was manufactured in 1951, the same year I was born. I bought this sewing machine from a farm auction on my fortieth birthday. It was in perfect shape and I was told that the woman had used it all the time before she passed.
I always remember the date as my daughter was throwing a surprise birthday party for me. I was at the auction and didn’t want to leave until I bought the sewing machine. When I got home everyone was there and it was a wonderful surprise. It is so neat to have memories like this!
I decided to only free-motion quilt the background areas. This makes the design stand out a little better. I used a neutral Aurifil thread and the batting was a leftover piece of Hobbs 80/20 Premium batting.
I love this little vase that I found at Goodwill. It is made to lie on it’s side. Looking for a fat quarter bundle of fabrics for your quilt projects? Check these out!
Christmas Board Game table runner
I am also working on a larger Board Game table runner for Christmas! The pattern is coming soon!
Looking for other table runners? Be sure and take a look at my table runner tutorial category.
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