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Thursday, 12 July 2012
Guam Table Runner
I seem to be making quite a few table runners these days. I think that they give me a chance to say that I have finished something when so often I feel that I am just adding to my work in progress pile of projects. This one is made from the guam quilt block and it finishes at 10" by 40".
I made it using one 2.1/2" red square in the middle of the block and lots of half square triangles: sixteen blue/grey and eight red/grey. These were made from 2.7/8" squares. The squares are laid out in five rows of five squares, sewn together across each row and then the rows are sewn together. I made four of these blocks and had intended to add red sashing between each block. When I placed the blocks in line I decided that I liked the way the red from one square joins with the red from the next square so I just sewed them together without sashing.
After that it was just a case of layering, quilting and binding as for a quilt. Some of the pieces have a bit of a three dimensional look similar to tumbling blocks so I thought that this would look good on a table.
My main work in progress is a donkey wall hanging, but so far I only have photos of his ears: quite a way to go on this one, then!
My really big news for this week is that my daughter graduated yesterday and I had a wonderful day in Nottingham with her for the ceremony. The rain held off even though all the grass was very water logged. Does this count as a completed project?
Linking up with freshly pieced - only just in time to catch this week's linkup.
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