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Friday FOs or No

Today I have a FO!! And it’s one I adore! I had a charm pack of some modern colors that were dying to be used. And once I saw the Trafalgar pattern in my Tabletastic book I knew they would work well together.

Block and border pieces before sewing

The pattern calls for HSTs cut from 3.25″ squares. Eek! Not possible to get all those pieces with 5″ squares. Easy Angle to the rescue! I tested my method with scraps and it worked so I was good to go. I used a gray/white background from stash, it was the perfect tone for the colors. Over the course of a few days I got it all pieced and was ready for quilting consideration!

I thought I would like the quilting motif in the 1st mock up, but then I tried an Orange Peal, and it was over, the search had ended. At this point I couldn’t wait to get it on Gigi and try it out. Perfection!

I found a remnant that was more than big enough for the back, and would give me leftover for binding. I thought it was a great match, but now I dislike the binding against the top. Oh well, it’s just a mild irritation, and if I find I am still regreting the choice I can change it out. But the back stays, I am NOT ripping out all the quilting!

As soon as Easter was over I took the Easter Runner off the dining room table and put this baby out. I haven’t even washed it yet, and probably won’t because I love how crisp it looks!

That’s where I’m at this week, how about you? Linking with the Friday hosts in the sidebar and The Joyful Quilter for Table Scraps.

31 thoughts on “Friday FOs or No

  1. Very pretty! The orange peel quilting was a great choice. My plan today – AFTER getting my second Covid vaccination this morning – is to “kit up” a couple of new projects from long-forgotten fabrics. And maybe sew the rest of my Saturday Sampler section for April.

    1. Sounds like the perfect way to spend the afternoon! I finished a baby quilt, now I will chill on the couch while I wait for Hubster to bring home Pizza! > >

  2. Chris,
    What a beautiful quilt! The binding looks really nice. You must be the only person on the planet who isn’t sure about it.
    Thank you for linking up with Free Motion Mavericks!
    Love, Muv

  3. You and Gigi did a lovely job with the quilting on this beautiful table runner, Chris! Thanks for linking up with the April 2021 TABLE SCRAPS Challenge on my blog. Looking forward to seeing what you will make for your entry in May!

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