Charmed Living Runner

I’ve finally completed my Charmed Living Runner, just in time for spring!  Love the cheery and whimsical colour combination.  This project was started in 2010 but I didn’t have time to complete it until now as there were a couple of other quilts I was working on. 

This runner was in fact a very simple one to piece together as the top was completed just over a weekend.  Using just a pack of charm squares from Moda “Nature Chorus”, it made putting the blocks together very easy as the colours and patterns are already in cohesion.  A perfect project for people just getting started in quilting!

For the top, I machine quilted the sandwich together using my favourite meandering design.

For detailed instructions, pls refer to the url below: 

Completed table runner using charm squares

Closeup of blocks

Closeup of quilting using meandering design

WIP – Charmed Living Runner

Finished quilt top of table runner using charm squares

I’ve finished piecing the top of a table runner using all charm squares.  Used a pattern from Moda Bake Shop at the following:

This runner is very easy to piece together and I think I completed it in just 5-6 hours (over three nights).

Just finished basting it together using poly batting and here’s how it looks like.  I’m using charm squares from Moda’s Nature Chorus by Fig Tree Quilts.

Quilt top with basting done

 I’ve even started a little FMQ using meandering designs.  However I’ve decided to stop for now and continue again after getting my quilting gloves and supreme slider as I’m having some difficulty maneuvering it under the needle, which has led to some uneven stitches.

Can you see the ugly and uneven FMQ stitches?