Sunday I decided to go out to the quilt forge and try something new - the quilt-as-you-go runner. I have seen them around the interwebs, and have given thought for a while to try making one. But... like all things, it takes a bit of time to get around to every project I want to do! And making a table runner was to be step one - the testing. I wanted to see how easy it was, how well it went together, and so on...
Now I know.
Not too bad, if I do say so myself. I like the colors, and the runner itself went together with remarkable ease, considering that I didn't even go look and see how it's done, just went by memory. It was easy, and relatively quick. Since it was a test, I didn't even bother to measure length, just went until I was done and then bound it off.
The quilt as you go method is ridiculously simple. For those who have not yet seen it, here's a free PDF of the design. I know I've seen it around, but this is a good starting point!
The nicest thing about this... when I took it inside and laid it down on the table, it fit. Exactly. *blink* How the heck did THAT happen?? No clue, but I'll take it! It fits, it looks good, and so on.
And now that I know it works, I am tempted to make another one out of the OTHER roll of fabrics that I bought at the same time as this one. (Oh, yeah.. that's the other thing about this... I wasn't sure how it would turn out, so I used a roll that I bought at.... Big Lots. Yeah. $8 worth of fabric, and I still have enough to make either placemats or something else).
Now that I know it works, I can also move on to planning the ACTUAL project.. seeing if I can make a quilt this way. In blocks, of course, because it would take WAY too much maneuvering to get a queen sized quilt made on my little machine with this technique. So... on to planning blocks and stuff.
And other projects.
Hooray! I will never die of boredom!