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Earth, Wind and Water Table Runner Finished

I have finished the Earth, Wind and Water table runner that I talked about in this post.

Earth, Wind and Water Table Runner

I decided to keep the quilting simple and do straight line quilting with a walking foot.

A close up of the the contrasting blue thread quilting:

Earth, Wind and Water Table Runner

Did I say simple?  Yeah, I thought I would simply stitch in the ditch to finish up this project.

I am here to tell you that stitching in the ditch takes considerable time when there are sooooooooooooooooo many ditches to stitch!

Sweet little birds floating on the back:

Earth, Wind and Water Table Runner

Close up the quilting:

Earth, Wind and Water Table Runner

The texture will show up better after I wash the table runner.

Earth, Wind and Water Table Runner

I am happy with the results, and this table runner will get good use.

Earth, Wind and Water Table Runner

Earth, Wind and Water Table Runner

Earth, Wind and Water Table Runner

Quilt on!

Earth, Wind and Water Table Runner

One of the projects that I want to focus on this year is making small projects, such as table runners.  To do this, I decided to go through my years old saved collection of downloaded from the internet and magazine patterns.  If I don’t care for the pattern anymore, then I am passing it on.  If I like it, then I am going to make it, and then pass the pattern on.

Last month, I made the Curved Nine Patch table runner.

This month I am working with a pattern saved from Quiltmaker magazine back in Sept./Oct. 2009.  The pattern is called Earth, Wind and Water.  (I was able to find one of the off center pineapple block foundation patterns used in this table runner here.) 

It is a paper pieced pattern.

I do not like paper piecing.  I find the whole process tedious.

Nevertheless…I like the pattern.  So I shall make it once, and pass on the pattern to someone else when I am finished.

Four of the blocks have 27 pieces each.

Each!

Here is one:

Earth, Wind and Water Table Runner

And here are four:

Earth, Wind and Water Table Runner

With the exception of the borders, I have the table runner pieced.

Earth, Wind and Water Table Runner

Next time that I share this project, I will have the borders sewn, and the table runner quilted.

Carry on!