The Scrap Frenzy here at The Quilting Violinist continues, although it took an unexpected turn.
But first things first. I promised you a picture of the back of Intermission scrap quilt (from my previous post):
I just love that fabric. Luckily, there's still about a yard of it left!
That quilt was so much fun to do that I decided to do another scrap quilt, this time from 2 1/2" squares for a different sort of look.
This "Intermission" quilt addressed some of the squares of my scrap collection; this next one could address the strips.
I made the 2 1/2" strips, and then squares with the Accuquilt cutter:
Cut a 2 1/2" strip.
Roll it through the cutter.
So my idea was to make 2 color, 16 patch blocks and make a whole quilt like that. A great idea, right? But then, I had a big sale on Etsy on Monday-- the customer bought the "Autumn Dreams" table runner (the one with all the cute pumpkins and leaves on it) and the vintage Shakespeare fabric placemats, leaving me lacking in "table fashions" for my shop.
So the quilt became a table runner!
I love how those flowers, leaves and stems turned out!
I'm going to applique this AND quilt it at the same time. Yes, it is possible with Viking's brand new walking foot with interchangeable feet:
I'll use the center foot for the applique, which will enable me to do whatever fancy stitch I want while still having the use of the walking foot. The foot on the left is for "stitch in the ditch"-- see the little metal tab sticking out of the front? You run that tab in your seam line and it drops the stitches right inside the seam. And the one on the right is just for regular straight line quilting. So you just attach the walking foot mechanism once, and snap the feet on and off as needed. Brilliant.
This project will go quickly, so I should have pics of the finished table runner to show in a few days. I'm going to call it "Checkerboard Posies".