Monday, February 20, 2012


First, another small finish.  I've been having fun playing with batik fabric lately.

 Here's the finished table runner.  Lots of half square triangle blocks!

 I just did simple quilting as the fabric speaks for itself.  I used a variegated "Rainbows" thread from Superior thread in the border and block centres, and just some simple stitch in the ditch for the rest.
 On Friday, I finally began cutting the wonderful Oriental print that I found last winter.  It had a huge 24 inch pattern repeat.  I spread out three of the blocks - to - be, to show some of the variations.  I haven't tried octagon blocks before, and these will have kaleidoscope triangles to complete the corners.  I spent some time yesterday, adding a narrow accent band to the outside edge of each piece.  I've cut 30 blocks, as I want a larger quilt (the original pattern was only 40x40 inches).

Head over to Judy's blog to see what creative happenings are on the other linked blogs.


  1. The table runner is beautiful and makes me want to make one. Love all the different blocks coming out of the oriental fabric.

    1. Love the table runner and the batiks are gorgeous.....Gail

  2. nice use of that oriental. It is always so surprising what the finished blocks look like when cut up...

  3. Beautiful table runner- those batiks are gorgeous. Love the SNW blocks. It is so fun to do these with large scale prints, you never know what will appear.

  4. I love your table runner. Those new blocks look amazing. Can't wait to see more.

  5. Great colors in the tablerunner. Also, your Oriental blocks will look great as a SNW quilt. Can't wait to see how you set it.


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