Sunday, July 24, 2011
Those of you who follow me on Twitter may have seen a photo of this quilt in progress back on July 3rd...yes, I did start this before the 4th of July holiday (with intentions of finishing it sooner)...but BRD deadlines have been keeping me quite busy and I just had time to quilt and bind this patriotic table runner today. It is called Nine-Patch Pixie and the pattern is by Tea for Two...I used a mixture of Moda fabrics - including prints from Zippity doo dah! by Sandy Gervais, Solids, and Polka Dots. This pattern is done with a scrappy assortment of 2 1/2" squares - which I cut with my AccuQuilt GO! Fabric Cutter, along with the 6 1/2" square in the center. It goes together rather simply, you just have to pay attention to the layout diagrams in the directions...especially if you are like me and don't want any of the same scrappy fabrics touching each other. I really enjoyed the actual quilting of this piece - I did a "swirly" stipple for the entire quilt; except the center square where I quilted a fun flower which I thought complemented the fabric print. All in all, I am very happy with the results and will be anxious to have it out next summer for Independence Day!