Saturday, June 29, 2019

the (red, white and ) Blues

It's the last week of the rainbow scrap challenge for June, and the color to use was darker blue. Perfect to combine my chandelier blocks (from stripin' therapy) in Red White and Blue.
This week I cut out blues from my patriotic stash to use on a table runner.

It was all good til the quilting...
I did a lot of straight line quilting with silver metallic thread (sulky) that didn't even show as sparkly.

Then when I decided to do free motion stars around the outside, it all went south.

No problem, I chatted with a friend while I ripped it all out, oy vey!

too messy!
Went back and did a much preferred quilting of straight lines going toward the outside. Nice! Changed to haloishimmer thread that really looks sparkly and silver! Better!

Then I realized I could have used the backing for the edge treatment... and will even though I laid out the whole thing near the edge because I originally had a different binding planned. It's all workable though!
I just got a cool stars stencil at the quilt expo, so maybe some gold stars scattered around the white!
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  1. I like the straight line quilting. Very patriotic!

  2. What a wonderful new table runner you will have for the 4th of July holiday!!

  3. Very pretty and patriotic. I like that binding ... :)

  4. What a a great tablerunner! It's too bad you had to pull out the original quilting, but I think your "Plan B" really worked out well.

  5. I love your straight lines, echo and on the side. Very pretty!

  6. Beautiful table runner. Glad the quilting worked out for you. Your chandelier blocks are always so pretty!

  7. So pretty and perfect for the July 4th holiday!

  8. Lovely runner--ripping out is no fun...but the end result is really nice...hugs, Julierose

  9. That is really pretty! I hope you ended up with quilting that made you happy!

  10. The perfect project for this time of year. Thanks for sharing with Oh Scrap!

  11. Your quilting is perfect for the design. It really compliments it.

  12. Very pretty runner! Isn't it funny how thread can look so different stitched out on a project than it does on the spool? I was astonished to see the quilts from Judi Madsen's books on display at AQS Quilt Week in Paducah. She uses metallic silver and gold thread a LOT, but as a blender thread to cross over all of the bright colored fabrics in her quilts -- and then plain white thread in her white backgrounds. Looking at pictures of those same quilts in her books, I would never have guessed that there was metallic thread. Interesting that the holographic thread worked better for you -- I'll have to experiment with that some time.