Thursday, December 31, 2009

In the Works

Since winter is not leaving Minnesota anytime soon, I thought it would be fun to make up this table runner kit that I had using Let It Snow Batiks. (I purchased the kit last winter at this quilt shop.) I have the top all finished, ready to sandwich and quilt.

You can see from the photo above that I cut the 6 point snowflakes and the square piece set on point so they were on the same axis. Unfortunately the first time I pieced this runner (yes, it has been put together and disassembled) I did not notice or think of this?

This photo shows how I had originally pieced the runner (which is the same as the original pattern?)... I had cut the snowflake square to how it was set in the fabric. And you can see below how much more pleasing it looks at a square, rather than on point and angled.

Fortunately, I had extra fabric to change the snowflake squares to what I thought looked much better. As with anything one is learning, as a beginner there are so many nuances to a subject or skill we aren't even aware of. I look forward to the New Year and the learning process, I just wish I didn't have to make so many mistakes to learn so much!


PamKittyMorning said...

Happy New Year!!!

Barb said...

Mistake is my middle name!!! Hope you have a wonderful New Year!!! filled with less mistakes....give the seam ripper a break!!

Mrs Quilty said...

It is a beautiful wintry table runner! I love it! I'm with ya, have taken apart many a project and started over!!! That's the name of the game! Happy New Year!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

It's going to be beautiful Karen! You aren't the only one who rips!