Blue Hexagons Finished Table Runner
Three rows of hexagons make the centre of this 14” x 32” table runner. They were pieced by hand in the English Paper Piecing technique and then appliquéd to a soft blue and white background. This is framed by a number of squares in a wide variety of blue fabrics that unify the border and the centre. 80/20 cotton/polyester has been used in the quilt sandwich. Hand quilted lines hold the three layers together. The backing is a mottled blue. The same fabric has been used in the single layered binding to reduce bulk. It then has been stitched to the back by hand.
Fabrics used in my table runners, center pieces and placemats are quality cottons. As batting I usually use a flat 50/50 cotton/polyester. Occasionally I also use 80/20 cotton/polyester for these items. They can be machine washed in cold water with a mild detergent and tumble dried on a low setting or dried while lying flat on a towel. Press with steam on a cotton setting. Many of these designs make also wonderful wall hangings in narrow wall spaces.
“I love to work with colours and shapes and have designed quilt patterns for the past 25 years. I am especially intrigued by the complexity of scrap quilts which combine a multitude of fabrics. I design, assemble and quilt my projects on a home sewing machine in a smoke- and pet-free environment. Piecing is done with quality cotton fabrics. Batting in quilts is Hobbs Heirloom unless otherwise noted. This batting combines the best qualities of 80% cotton and 20% polyester. For table decor I prefer to use a flat 50/50 cotton/polyester blend.”
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