I titled it: "A Sunset for Every Day!" Because there isn't a beautiful sunset every day, but I can have a sunset on my table every day.
It looks great with all my colorful plates.
I quilted my name and year and PQS6Ch2 on both quilted pieces.
Yes it is a sunset for every day ...
I used a lot of thread. I will explain why as I share how I created the table runner.
I cut strips in assorted widths from 1 1/4 inches to 2 3/4 inches. I made sure all the strips were at least 18 inches in length.
I started to stitch them together in whatever way seemed eye pleasing. I started with the yellowish orange strips and the reddish ones and then the pinkish into the purples and blues, ending with the darkest ones on one end.
I gave it a good press. I need to rotary trim it to 17 inches and then it will be ready to quilt. Before quilting it measures 17" wide by 60" long.
OOO... I love the blue strips in there!
My backing piece was not large enough. I stitched on some white strips to extend it, that way, I won't bump the clamps when quilting.
I used six quilting threads: Blue, Power Purple, Wild Violet, Artillery Red, Orange, and Fuchsia.
I really had fun with the wavy lines of threads on all the colors. I only quilt from left to right, so I had to stop at the end of each wavy line and then go back to the beginning -- lots of loose thread on the left. I did not cut them yet as it looked cool in the photo. Love all the colors.
As I clipped them I save them in a canning jar.
I flipped them over so you can see the backs of both of them.
I will share how I created the large hot pad on tomorrow's post. I had a blast creating both quilted pieces.
Leftover scraps! I am going to make something cool with them! I hope to share that soon too. I have them all cut and ready to sew.
Here is the link to the Post on how to make the Odd Shaped Hot Pad.
I love taking photos in the snow!
I will be linking up at Persimon Dreams for the Project Quilting Challenge -- Click here.
Thanks for following along!