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Monday, May 23, 2011

Bed runner

Not too long ago, I made a Winding Ways quilt for our bed. That quilt is pretty big, so laundering it will be a major undertaking. That wouldn't be a huge consideration, except that Bisou really does like to sleep at the foot of the bed, and I have to admit that I like her to do so. ;) The solution was to make a bed runner to cover the foot of the bed; the runner will be a lot simpler to wash when needed! This one was made from a layer cake of Moda fabrics in similar colors to what was in the quilt; I cut each square in half diagonally and then cut off a couple of strips from the long edge and simply mixed  up all of the strips. The first photo gives you an idea of how that worked.

After joining all of the blocks, the next step, of course, was to quilt the runner. Once again I resorted to feathers. What a surprise, right? ;) This time I outlined an oval with pointed ends in each block, then put the feathers along that outline. You may be able to see that better from the back of the runner. I pieced the back, by the way, from the unused squares from the layer cake.

I finished the binding yesterday and then washed the bed runner and put it on the bed. I think Bisou approves, since she climbed right up and made herself at home. ;) What do you think?

3 comments:

  1. Very cute - like the bed runner, too! I think the runner is a great solution to help 'save' the end of the quilt.

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  2. What a great idea Sandy. Bisou looks quite content. Such a wonderful job on the quilt and runner; looks very nice!

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