Monday, December 10, 2012

Modern Table Runner

I have to agree with Jacquie: I never get tired of improvised log cabin blocks.  They are the perfect arena for play.  I used some lovely scraps of hand screen printed fabric from Blueberry Park to make some fun, minimal, improv log cabins.  My favorites are the ones that are missing a log or two. 
I surrounded the log cabins with Essex Linen on my new design wall.  If you do any improv piecing, this makes such a difference.   I don't know how I've gone without one for so long!
The quilting is a simple serpentine stitch on my Bernina.  For most machines I hear it is stitch #4.  I usually mess around with the stitch length and width to get it just right.  I love this stitch because it creates a nice texture with the ease of straight line quilting.
This extra block became a pot holder. Bonus.
I just need to tie these up in a bow and deliver them to a special friend who has encouraged me to think BIG this year.

7 comments:

Nicole said...

Ooh, what a lovely package, Alex! The colors are so calming and the quilting goes well with the improv. A beautiful and practical gift!

Heather D. said...

Looks great, and I love the bonus potholder.

Blueberry Park said...

I just love how alive you have made my fabrics look, Alex. It's really really beautiful x

Jenny said...

Really pretty, and the fabrics are beautiful with that background.

Leanne said...

These are beautiful! I also love log cabin improv blocks.

CitricSugar said...

So lovely...

Miss Sews-it-all said...

Hi Alex, I love how you used the BERNINA running stitch in your projects! I hope you don't mind but I am linking to your blog post as a really great example of quilting with this stitch from WeAllSew.com. :) Erika