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?
Linking up with Needle and Thread Thursday, Finished or Not Friday, Beauties Pageant, and TGIFF.
8 thoughts on “Digital Wave Table Runner”
The stars were a brilliant idea. How do you keep them so consistent in size? Love the border.
Tablerunners are satisfying to make now and then, and I like your design. The backing fabric is perfect, as are the quilted stars. Nice finish, Yvonne!
I love the stars! Fun runner.
That turned out so great!!!
It turned out great, right down to the quilted stars. Nice you were able to use some long-stashed prints for backing & binding.
You are right to claim your citizenship and voice in these difficult times. That runner is perfect for patriotic holidays. I bet you will get quite a bit out of the leftovers – it will be fun to see. I am working on piecing a QAL quilt and maybe will get Planview on the frame when we return to Maine this week.
It is indeed possible to love a country and be disgusted by the state of affairs. I have often wondered – what does it mean to be patriotic? Love of country? Well, yes. But how do we define “country”? Land mass, borders, government institutions or the people? We all consider ourselves patriotic but what do we really love and care to protect?
By the way, I love your table runner and the stars are the perfect quilting pattern. That you quilted them free motion is very impressive. Hope your long weekend is fun and relaxing.
I really like your fmq stars, they look great. And I appreciate your comments about the tension between patriotism and being critical or concerned about the current political climate. I’m right there with you!