Friday, February 10, 2012

Sawtooth Star Table Runner

I made this sawtooth star table runner for Leah Day's Quilt Along - week5 quilting.
Here are some of the reference tutorials which I had watched before doing this table runner:

For the center block I fussy cut the birds from the fabric, this tutorial was helpful:

I used the 3"x6" flying geese ruler from Quilt In a Day to make the flying geese rectangles which really speed up the piecing.

Block:
The finished block size is: 12.5inches
Here is what you need to make each block:
1. Flying geese rectangles - 4 (measures 3.5"x6.5")
2. 3.5" squares - 4
3. 6.5" square - 1 (This is fussycut for the center of each block)

Sashing:
I used a sashing of 3.5" rectangle by width of the block and then 3.5" by the height of all the blocks pieced together. This is too big. If I have to re-do this all over again, I would rather go with 2.5" sashing. There is too much white space. And then add a dark color outer border to frame the quilt.

Here are more pictures of the quilt/table runner:
My flying geese rectangle before I cut them using the 3"x6" flying geese ruler.
Flying Geese blocks in progress
Closeup of the flying geese before they are cut

Sawtooth Star Blocked piece - finished size 12.5"x12.5"

Another Sawtooth Star Block

Sawtooth Star Block
Sawtooth-star top finished

The center block has been quilted
I stitched in the ditch for the center block and the star and then quilted the star block around the bird and the branch. Then quilted the outer line for the bird and the branch.
Here is the closer look at the quilted center block:


Free motion quilting on the blocks with stippling inside the block and feathers for the borders.
Quilted with stippling inside the block and feathers for the border
Finally I added a wide binding to the wall hanging.

I really enjoying doing this project. Thank you Jenny for your tutorials and Leah for your Quilt Along. I couldn't have done it with your help.

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