I’m super pleased that I was able to get the red, cream, and blue Digital Wave table runner complete. Not that I’m feeling especially patriotic this year for 4th of July, given the state of affairs of politics in America, but I think that almost makes it more important to claim that I, too, also belong. I, too, am a citizen. Albeit one with a lot fewer rights than a week ago.
I used 50wt Aurifil 2311 (Muslin) to free motion quilt a field of stars across the table runner.
The binding is a really fun gingham red and white print that makes me think of summer picnics.
Speaking of the binding…. I was thinking I might just machine stitch it down, so I started sewing it to the back of the quilt, which is my preference for machine binding. But then I decided I wanted to hand stitch it down, so my stitches are there on the front of the quilt this time.
The backing of the quilt is a plaid that I have had in my stash for years. I have tried to use it in multiple other quilts over the years but it was never quite right. I considered it as an option to bind Pulsar, but I thought it would be too distracting. It finally found a great use here as a backing fabric.
The table runner finishes at approximately 12″ wide by 48″ long. While it’s a bit long on our table here, I have my fingers crossed that it will be a good fit for somewhere else I have in mind. Time will tell!
The Digital Wave digital quilt pattern now also includes the Digital Wave Table Runner Addendum, a PDF with the yardage and piecing instructions needed to make your own table runner, if you so choose!
I am ready to dig into the leftover fabric scraps. I’m hoping there is enough to make two placemats. And then maybe two mug rugs. So that’s what I’ll be working on, or starting to work on, this week. What are you sewing?