Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Tasting Table Tuesday - Urban Runner

Have you tried the Quick Curve Ruler yet?  I've been following Sew Kind of Wonderful for quite some time now and I just love the quilts that Jenny Pedigo makes with this ruler.  (Her style of quilting is pretty amazing also!!!)  My daughter-in-law gave me an Etsy gift card for my birthday this year, so I used it to buy this ruler.  It's been on my wish list for ages.

The ruler comes with the Urban Runner Pattern included, so I decided that was a good place to start.  It's a small enough project to give the ruler a try and see how it goes.  I love how this turned out!  I used some Kona solids that were in my stash, and I have a grey & white tiny daisy print to use for the binding.
The piecing went pretty well.  A couple of my seams don't quite match perfectly, but close enough...  I used basting spray to baste this table runner, since it's not too big. 
I tried some new quilting designs this time, a little more on the modern side - still fairly simple, but more than just my typical straight lines.  I used my walking foot to echo the curves on the green and blue, using a variegated green thread.  I believe it's called Fantastico by Superior.  It was a free sample I got at MQX and it was just right for this project.

Then I used gray Sew Fine and free-motion quilted a ribbon candy design in the center of each chain, did straight horizontal lines around the outside, and curved cross-hatching down the very center of the runner.  I used a curved ruler for the cross-hatching.

It was dusk when I took these pictures, so they're not the best, but here's a shot of the back, just to give you a better idea of the quilting.
Binding is next...  then it's off to live at my local quilt shop for a while.  Tracy just started carrying these rulers, so she's going to borrow it to use as a sample for a little while.
If you want to learn more about this ruler and how to use it, there are three great videos on the Sew Kind of Wonderful website that teach you everything you need to know.  Check it out!


1 comment:

  1. Looks great....I love Jenny's work as well. Fabulous job on the quilting!!


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