On my recent trip to Loganf I worked on a project I started in February. I took an online class for sewing curves. I started this table runner for that class. Instead of using solid fabrics, I opted to use two charm packs I had sitting around. One was from the Verna collection by Kate Spain and the other (I think) was called Swell. I’d had the latter for a few years and didn’t know what to do with it. You’ll see a few pieces from American Jane’s Punctuation collection also.
I worried that I’d hate this project because it would be too busy. While it is certainly a riot of color, I like it more than I thought I would. This was a good introduction to improvised curves and I enjoyed experimenting with it. It took me a few hours to piece this together and two weeks to get around to adding a simple white border! I think the wide border (3 inch) gives the eye a chance to rest.
My one concern is that it doesn’t want to lay flat due to the curves. You can see that easily in the photo below. I’m hoping I can find a way to minimize this when I’m quilting it, which will mean very careful basting. Hmmm….
Even so, it’s nice to have the top finished. I learned a lot while piecing this, which was the whole point.