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Friday, March 31, 2017

A finish – candle-wick Table Runner

It all came together rather well, if I do say so myself.  Three gifted candle wick blocks, and a little left over fabric in cream patterned with pink and green from my daughter’s 50th birthday quilt all worked well together.  And here it is, machine quilted and bound.

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How to quilt it – that was the question.  I finally decided to do some echo quilting around the outline of the stitching.  And add a heart in each corner.  As I started marking the heart I had a worrying thought – hoping that I was using my Frixion pen and not just any old biro.  All was well, thank goodness.  I love the way the pen marks just disappear with the touch of the iron.

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Quilting and marking

I added a little bit of quilting to the centre of each block, to hold it down nicely.  Then did gentle wavy lines around the borders.

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The middle block

With this project finished, that’s another one I can cross off my list.  Now, what shall I replace it with, I wonder?

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New runner on the coffee table

3 comments:

Nancy J said...

Perfect, and a great compliment to the wall hanging as well.

desertskyquilts said...

Candlewicking! So cool. I haven't seen that here in a while. My aunt wanted a candledwicked bedspread so much, and I bought it for her when I was in college. Set me back a lot! Your runner is gorgeous!

grammajudyb said...

Lovely! I have an unfinished candlewicking pillow top. I need to think about working on it one day soon. Thanks for reminding me.