And because I didn't want to waste a few hours of cutting, sewing and ironing, this table runner has a pieced back!
Oh and if you've a keen eye, you may have noticed a bit of 'real' quilting on that table runner. Yes indeed, I broke out the darning foot and tried some FMQ! Practiced for all of 5 minutes on a piece of felt and decided to jump in the deep end!
Each starflower has a different type of quilting around it. Not for any design feature but simply because I was having fun and wanted to try out different things!
I started with a little flower and leaf motif. Which I did on way too small a scale so it just looks like stippling,but I'm okay with that because you can't notice exactly how messy my flowers are.
Next I thought why bother with flowers and leaves, let's just go with stippling! So I did and I actually preferred it. I didn't have to think as much. Again, rather small scale, I think I should have done it a bit bigger but that's okay, I'm happy with it.
For the third block I thought let's try something different again! Echo quilting with straight lines. Oooh fun! Loved this one and I love the final look of it.
I also FMQ'd a flower in the centre of each star. At first my flower lines were a bit wonky but know what I figured out? The hesitancy and worry I'd get it wrong made me get it wrong! When I relaxed and just went for it with a bit of confidence (even fake confidence!) my lines were steady and turned out okay.
I also totally cheated and only did the quilting with the quilt top and batting, then later added the backing in my signature pillowcase flip-a-roo finish.
I'm quite pleased with it and it brightens up my very boring dining table. Seriously, there is nothing on my dining table. Not even a table cloth. That's because I have two children (who may be half monkey) who like to dance on the table. Yes, dance. Apparently it's hilarious. So let's see how long this will last on there.