Saturday, 20 April 2019

Mini wonders table runner is a top!

I have had a subscription to "Make Modern" for about 18 months, and find so many things I'd like to make (and also a few I wouldn't touch with a bargepole - but that's always the way of things!) between its "covers" (being digital it doesn't have covers!) but this is only the second pattern I've followed.

Mini Wonders, written by Sheila Christensen, was a BOM from issue 19 to issue 24. It uses two different prints in each colour, along with one white and three different shades of grey. The pattern is built up of 60 degree triangles and all the pieces are cut with a 60 degree ruler, from strips either 1.5" or 2.5" wide. The top measures 1.24m x 0.5m ( 48.75" x 19.5") All the fabric I used is by Alison Glass, from several series.

English Paper Piecing or Foundation Piecing would have been easier, but would, in my hands, have taken a lot longer, or used a lot more fabric. This was a challenge, and I'm happy to say that my cutting and piecing are both more accurate than I thought beforehand. I accidentally changed the positions of the greys around in the borders, but with so many bias seams in this piece: so be it.

The next task for this piece is to make the other side, as I want a double sided table runner. This won't be completely finished any time soon!

My goal for the month was to move this along, and I have certainly reached that goal, and done more than I had expected.

I'm linking now to
Click on the button above to see what other quilty projects are on the go.

Towards the end of the month I shall be linking to

Click the button after 25 April to see more goals reached this month,

and to
for more finishes ( I hope finished tops qualify).

Happy sewing



Vireya said...

That looks terrific!

PaintedThread said...

That is really cool - both the color and the design. Very pretty!

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

it looks really nice and unique! I really need to make some new table runners, I have one almost finished and in the quilting stage but I really need to take time to make more of them and less big quilts!

Nancy @ Grace and Peace Quilting said...

Sew beautiful!! I can't imagine what's going on the other side, as this side is so stupendous.

Wendy @ Wendysquiltsandmore said...

This looks great Marly - and I'm sure my friend Sheila would be pleased to see it. I'll send her the link. Thank you for linking up to the Peacock Party.

Quilting Babcia said...

That is truly beautiful! I would be so tempted to put a quick backing on it so it could be used right away; I admire your patience!

Karen's Korner said...

How effective is that pattern. It reminds me of paper snowflakes that I used to cut out as a child. Well done.

Patty said...

This looks wonderful! Thanks for linking up with Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal and congrats on your finish!

Alycia~Quiltygirl said...

Whoot Whoot! Way to move it along! So pretty!!

Vera said...

It is beautiful!

Sandra Walker said...

Your piecing is stellar! That is one gorgeous runner Marly! I will have to see if I have all those issues; I let my subscription lapse for a bit but I'm back in now.

Frédérique said...

Congratulation on reaching your goal, your table runner is beautiful!