Funky Pinwheel Table Runner

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Many moons ago I received a little gift from my blogging friend, Jodi (over at Pleasant Home).  I just love her.  And her blog.  And all the quilty goodness that goes on over there.  

I always loved Jodi's Funky Pinwheel Table Runner (you can see hers HERE).  So I was super excited when she sent me a set of her Funky Pinwheel Templates.  Thanks again, Jodi!

I finally got to making one of my own Funky Pinwheel Table Runners recently ~ to give to a different super sweet friend!  I delivered it today but was sure to snap some picture before I did.  The colors matched her home perfectly (I'm so relieved!)  She literally has a red leather sofa right off her kitchen.

Jodi's runner was super fun to make.  I love the big blocks and it was really quick to put together.  I made mine a little shorter though (mine has 5 blocks compared to Jodi's 7 blocks).  And I think I made my borders just a tad bigger (like 3" instead of 2-1/2").

And look, I even stippled it myself!  

It was my first time doing any kind of free motion quilting and I loved it!  It only took me about an hour to prep it and quilt it and get the binding sewn on the front.  My quilting isn't perfect but it sure was fun trying!  I'm hoping to do a little more of my own quilting now that I got myself a new sewing machine with a proper free motion quilting foot.

Most of the fabrics I used are from Sweetwater's Mama Said Sew line.
I just love that line...don't you?