21 October 2011

friday finish


Half a year ago, we had a challenge at my quilt guild. We brought a fat quarter of a challenge / ugly fabric, and then swapped. This week we brought the results for show and tell.

I was lucky to get this fun halloween print with witch hats and pumpkins. It was a nice big piece, so I ended up using it for the bars in this coin table runner. The rest of fabric are scraps from my Ghastly spiderweb and a halloween themed charm pack.

The runner ended up 22" * 46".


This chinese coins / bars variation is a fun and versatile pattern, and I have been using it a lot lately. I love to add a bit of asymmetry to the layout.

Wish you all a lovely weekend!

12 comments:

Nicky said...

Are those really ugly fabrics? Great little witchy runner!

Theresa said...

I love the idea of swapping an ugly fabric... genius!

Rene' said...

Very cool result! I would never have thought those fabrics as ugly. Love how you put them all together for the Halloween theme. Your quilting is fun too. Congrats on a Friday finish. I have one too....now to found time to photograph and blog about it...I'm so behind in my blog reading that I thought I'd try and catch up with that first ;-)

Nifty Quilts said...

Great! Your different size bars really take this to an "art" level. And that spiderweb quilting is really fun.

Doris said...

Oh, that is so NOT ugly fabric! Our MQG is doing the same thing for next month, my pieces is a 70s style brown calico, not something I would buy, but not that ugly, either!

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

seriously they are so cute!! Did you actually quilt those spiderwebs??

Live a Colorful Life said...

Absolutely such a cute runner! I don't think any of those fabrics are ugly either. and just using the orange, black and white--I really like that!

Gari said...

Great runner and the quilting is even better.

Lisa said...

I love the spiders web quilting on it, really makes it work.

Belinda said...

Lucky you...that's some great fabric and of course your talented self sewed up this cute little runner!!

You out did yourself with the quilting too!!

Janet said...

That was a great way to use up the ugly fabric and some leftovers too.
I always love seeing how you quilt your pieces, it looks great.

Olivia said...

I love the spiderweb quilting it looks so gorgeous. great job!