Sunday, May 22, 2011

Beautiful Bed Runner

Diane, from Bastrop, Louisiana, sent me this wonderful bed runner to quilt on my Innova.  It's made of four patch blocks connected with beige sashing and bordered with a pretty green.  She sent the backing fabric which is a dark green with small diamonds.  It's all very pretty and I can't wait to get started in the morning.  I've loaded the quilt onto the machine and looked at a variety of quilting motifs, but I've decided to put down some circles and then add feathers on both sides.  If all goes well, the outside feathers will just touch the edge of each square, so each loop will increase or decrease in size as I move around the circle.  

I'm planning to take lots of photos as I quilt the runner and post them here so that she can read the quilt story and keep track of my progress.  That, however, may be slow as I'm babysitting Marley, our 18 month old grand-daughter, for the next few days.  She's a handful and very active, so we'll see how things go.
I hope you will join me in this quilt story.  Please add your comments and by all means, say hello to Diane.  Don't you think she did an outstanding job?  Check out her corners!  And if you can make out some of the fabrics, take a look at how well she married them.  I'm pretty impressed with her work and hope she likes my work enough to send me more.
Happy Quilting everyone!