|Wonky Piano Table Runner (37x15 inches)|
Well it's a new year and to start it off I have joined in a group called "Project Quilting" where every week a challenge is set to be completed within a week! My original thought was, "Wow this could prove a bit hectic", but then realizing that we are not necessarily thinking bed quilts but a smaller project that can be finished comfortably within the week.
This weeks' theme was "String Along With Me" with a suggestion to "think out of the box". So okay, that rules out squares so I then decided to cut strips of newspaper about 4 inches wide and started adding strips of different widths and also making them "wonky". After sewing and adding and sewing and adding until I thought the strip was long enough, I then started another and then another.
|Cutting the strips different widths|
|Sewing them onto strips of newspaper|
|3 strippy sets|
It occurred to me then that they looked like piano keys, but wonky ones so at least now with a goal in mind I continued with adding a thin strip of purple for the sashings.
|Adding purple sashings|
Now for the quilting....
|Securing the 3 layers by stitching in the ditch|
The first very necessary step is to secure all 3 layers by stitching in the ditch; I only did the lengthwise strips as it would have been too fiddly going across as well and seeing that it is quite a small project I did not bother.
|Quilting the sashings|
Seeing that I had visualized a wonky piano, I quilted a sort of Bass Cleff in the sashings (you have to use your imagination here) and trying to keep the music note theme I quilted Jesters' Hats over the keys.
I love quilting this pattern learned from Ivory Spring. I pictured Jesters dancing over the keys - Serendipity you understand!!!
|Close-up of completed quilt|
So here is my entry in this weeks' String Quilts challenge in Project Quilting run by Kim at Persimmon Dreams. You can go here and read all about the year-long challenge and join in with us.
Thank you for visiting and happy quilting in 2014,