Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Prairie Paisley D9P


A week or so ago, I shared a peek of my Disappearing Nine Patch Runner using Minick & Simpson's Prairie Paisley line...at the time it was a needed respite from costume making. Now that the costume shop IS CLOSED, I was able to finish it up!


This was a simple & fun large runner (mine is 19x44)to make. I used 27 charms and about 2/3 yard of fabric for the outer border and binding and used Rachel's tutorial here. You can see below, that I pieced the back using a few of the extra charms and overlapped the selvedge to show the line of fabric used.



A couple of new things for me on this project... I pieced batting scraps and also tried out the Fons & Porter quilting gloves from JoAnns as suggested by Susan. The gloves worked fab! My hands were not nearly so tired from gripping the fabric and I was able to get a good grip thru out the quilting process... which for my second FM attempt is not perfect, but improved from the first. And one last photo of the runner at its' destination...my basement game table. To see more D9P check out the group on flickr.

7 comments:

passingdowncrazy said...





I like it!!! I've got a project in the wings that I want to use Prairie Paisley for. So much fabric, so much other dumb stuff to do!!!

Needled Mom said...





Very nice. Yes, the gloves make all the difference in fatigue for me.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...





Love your table runner!

HOPE said...





This fabric is to die for! I love it. I love paisley and I love the combinations.

Great work..and one of my fav patterns!

HOPE

Lynz said...





Ooh, that's lovely! Clever idea with leaving the selvedge on (I'm so going to try that!) and aren't gloves wonderful?

beth said...





love your table runner! I like using up those batting scraps on these projects too!! it works out great!

jodi @ Pleasant Home said...





love this table runner! thanks for sharing.