Another thing I made while on my quilting retreat was this table runner. I had a lot of fun with this one and conquered one of my quilting fears. I have never sewn half square triangles before, but I had a lot of fun doing this. The runner is made up of 3 blocks of the star and I made a rough sketch of how I wanted this table runner to look and it worked out exactly how I had drawn it on graph paper. I am pretty pleased with myself.
I have already started quilting the stars, but I am a little bit lost on how to do the border, any ideas? I did have a go at free motion quilting on a scrap bit of fabric, and all I can say is it was an absolute complete disaster, so I will not be doing any free motion quilting! I think I will need to take a class! so if anyone has any suggestions then please let me know.
Yesterday I checked the mail and was pleasantly surprised to find that my swap package had arrived from Cindy who blogs over at Adventures of the Singing Quilter . I had seen the pouch she sent me on Flickr and had instantly secretly wanted it to be mine, but never thought for one minute it would be. I absolutely love it and I also received as my local item a beautiful handmade tag and also a fat quarter. The scraps Cindy set are all gorgeous too. I am one lucky swap partner.