I pieced together 9 of the blocks to make a wall hanging, but I wasn't quite sure what to do with the top 3.
After letting the blocks sit there on the design wall for awhile, I finally decided to make a simple table runner out of it. I put the 3 remaining blocks on point and then cut setting triangles to go between them. Instead of doing a typical quilt "sandwich" and then binding the runner, I did something a little different. I layered the batting on the bottom, then the backing (face up) and then the top fabric (face down) and top-stitched all around the edges while leaving a 6" opening on one side. After trimming some of the excess batting and backing away, I turned it inside out to make the table runner.
I hand-stitched the opening closed and then did another round of top-stitching around the edge of the table runner. I also did some stitch-in-the-ditch between the pieced blocks and the setting triangles to anchor things down.
I haven't decided whether I want to actually do any other stitching or just leave it very simple like it is. I'm leaning more towards the simple! :c) The good thing is that if I change my mind, I can always add more stitching later and this counts as my first finish for 2014. LOL.
Its another cold week here in upstate NY. I don't know what the low temperature was last night, but this morning coming into work it was -11F. With the wind blowing, the "feel like" temperature was -21F!
I don't typically mind the cold; after all, I live in the northeast and its winter! :c) The wind is a bit brutal these past few weeks and we're supposed to stay cold like this for another week or two. Its a good thing we have lots of wood stockpiled so we can keep the fireplace running at night!
~Sarah at upstateNYCreations