As you can see from the photo above, I had a plan for a pieced border, and I had carefully cut all of the pieces.
Too bad that I wasn’t as careful as I thought when actually piecing the borders! By the time that I realized my mistake, I decided not to have a cry and a do over. I decided to just go with it.
It isn’t a masterpiece…it is a table topper…exactly what it was meant to be.
And it is finished.
I chose to quilt with the pantograph, Blue Star, from Urban Elementz. I don’t have a long arm set up, but I do have a Grace frame with a Juki set up. I am not good at it, but I try.
The fabric is busy, so the quilting design doesn’t show up well, but here is a close up:
I am embracing it.
One of my Focus goals this year was to make table runners. I have made one. Maybe I can get two made before the end of the year!
With that goal in mind, I have chosen a patriotic pattern by Bonnie Hunter, called the Courthouse Square. She also has a similar pattern called Irish Courthouse that you might be interested in. I like both of them!
I ‘shopped’ my own stash, and cut out all of the parts. Then I layered nine blocks so that I could piece them all together rather than piecing one block at a time.
I pieced the blocks from the center to the outside.
A close up look at one of the completed blocks:
All nine completed blocks:
And that is where they sit (or hang, actually…on the design wall); waiting for me to decide if I want to set them the same as in the pattern, or do something else. I need to decide the size that I want.