Friday FOs or No

I have a finish! 2 in fact. You will understand when you see them. It’s Table Scraps Challenge time for me!!! I am ahead this month!!

Several months ago I was attending an event at Quilts Plus in Lebanon, IN. Love that shop. Connie had a neat table runner using the Moda Winkipop line and a Grunge background. Well, if you know me well you know I LOVE Grunge!! So of course I had to make it. Bought the fabric and put it on my list, and moved it down, and made other runners, and moved it down some more. But finally, this was the month for the Table Scraps Challenge choice to be Winkipop! 

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While sewing with my guild buds at our Sew Bee I made 1 of the Sailboat blocks to learn the construction. It took me 2 hours!!! Well, when you rip seams multiple times, you tend to not get anywhere fast. And there may have been a lot of talking involved. But finally I had 1 block done and decided it was time to work on my runner. 

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I finished the entire runner in about the same time it took to make that 1 block! LOL. 

Finally, Thursday was the day to get the runner done. I knew the quilting would be straight lines, simple and quick was all I wanted. I decided double lines through the 2″ blocks, intersecting both directions, was the best path. I tried to get the crosswise lines done on Gigi by restricting the machines forward/back wheels. I know there’s a technical term, but it escapes me. So, I found out that was too fiddly as the runner was longer than my frame and it would mean a lot of shifting to get the entire line sewn. So I just did the top/bottom lines with a ruler and zipped through that fairly quickly. Then I did the crosswise lines on my sewing machine. It really was the easier method. 

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And then I looked at the remaining mini charms and thought, I can make something with those. So I did. With leftover strips and charms I got a small mat done. 

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I chose to not use these pieces due to lack of contrast and designs. But they are perfect for this little mat. I might put it in with my placemat donation, or keep it, not sure yet. 

Linking with Table Scraps for this finish. 

Author: chrisknits

A knitter, sewist, quilter, mom, wife, and doodle lover!, but not necessarily in that order. Just ask my family, they'll tell you who comes first. Psst, it's the doodles!

27 thoughts on “Friday FOs or No”

  1. The sailboat blocks are so cute! And I can see why you just had to make that table runner. So cute!!

  2. Oh, yes! Great work with the runner and the mat! I really like the sailboat, too. You will get faster as you make a bunch more! lol

  3. Love these, Chris! Too bad I was reading backwards or I wouldn’t have asked the questions I did. Oops! Sorry about that but I just adore the sailboat blocks. {{Hugs}} ~smile~ Roseanne

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