Every Friday, Bonnie Hunter gives out another clue in the Quiltville Winter Mystery 2015 – Allietare . ( Allietare Mystery quilt ). Since “Black Friday”, I anxiously await for the next clue! Today, Clue 4 came out. Before I could even THINK about starting any cutting, I wanted to get my Christmas Table Runner finished. (Here is my logic: I saved the clue, printed it out, and got busy with my Christmas Table Runner. I knew that if I started Clue 4, then the table runner would be “pushed to the side” again! I figured I am managing to keep up with the clues, and if I get behind now, at least the table runner is finished!)
The table runner project started back in mid-November when Carole, at “From My Carolina Home” on WordPress invited her followers to Quilt Along. If this project interests you, you might want to start at this link: From the beginning . She gave us the instructions over the course of 4 weeks on Friday’s.
I’ve had the top made for 2 weeks, but have been busy with other things, and needed to piece the back and get it layered and quilted and bound.
Here is my finished project. As previously mentioned, I went “scrappy” using up those “gifted” bits of fabric my friends share. I only pulled a few neutral fat quarters and fabric for the border and backing from my stash.
The quilting shows a little better on the back.
As usual, I had to add an “element” to the back of the quilt too, using leftover squares and strips.
The photo below was taken with a flash, and the project looks “flat”. I find that interesting that the quilting flattens out in the photo with the flash.
note – binding is done using Susie’s Magic binding . If you would like a tutorial, look here: Susie’s Magic Binding Tutorial
Now, I can proceed to Clue 4 …….