Wednesday, November 04, 2009

WIP Wednesday - Zig Zag Runner

Christmas is coming and I need to make some table runners for presents. So I need quick and simple designs! I got out a Moda charm pack called Christmas Past purchased back here with the best of intentions, but it has sat in the bottom drawer of my stash since then. Just over 2 years ago, how is that for stash busting??!

I paired them up, one light with one dark, pinned them together, drew a diagonal line on the back, sewed 1/4th an inch down each side of the line then sliced in half to make a square out of two half triangles. No photos of that as I was on a roll! So with 28 squares, how to lay it out?

This was my first layout.... but I didn't like that I had four blocks left over and the brown triangles making the background when the rest was white? Naaa, that's not going to work.

Then I went for zig zags, hmmmmm, not bad! Possibilities....

But then just to see what else was possible, I did some pinwheels which I admit I do love but again, one block left over. Suppose I could put it on the back but I want the runner to be as big as possible.

So I went for the zig zags. Easy and quick to sew together. I have the backing and pellon already cut, ready to sandwich and then quilt. I think I might try out the red of this thread. Or maybe the green. I have four runners to finish for Christmas so maybe I can try out both threads?!

8 comments:

AJ said...

Yep I like the Zig Zag's the best too!

JazyJae's said...

Yep the zigzag is the best!

whatktmadenext said...

Yeah, I like the zigzag's the best too!

Amy - Park City Girl said...

Looks great Helen!!

Kylie said...

Zig zaag looks great. I love the fabric too, spotted a few that were used in mystery designer BOM. Very yummy.

wishes, true and kind said...

The zigzag looks good, but I'm also partial to the pinwheels. Of course you can try both thread colors. You could even try more than one design since you have four to make.

Kelly said...

Love the Zig Zags, Christmas is sneaking up fast this year, Im going to have to pull my head out of the sand soon and start getting organised!

jaybird said...

i like the zig zags.. #2 would have been the pinwheels!