Here's a small finish - a table runner from HSTs.
Honestly, I'm not too sure about this one.
I love the hand quilting details but I don't think I've used the right colour for the binding. I was trying to avoid using orange and being too match-matchy, but now I think that Metro Living print might have been a better choice?
I also can't get the bloody wrinkles out! I ironed it face down on a flannel to avoid flattening the hand stitching and this is how it ended up. Anyone have any hints for me or do I just need to re-adjust my expectations?
This table runner was made from left over HSTs I made for my Modern Chevron Quilt.
I laid them all out and then sewed the diagonal rows together.
I straight line machine quilted all the non-colour blocks:
Then I marked a different design on the orange HST units.
At first I machine quilted over the lines, but the effect wasn't strong enough so I broke out the big guns (perle cotton no. 5). I really like the texture it adds.
The backing is a single piece of fabric and the binding is a Quilter's Linen.
I feel like it still needs something else - maybe some blanket stitching around the binding with orange perle cotton? More contemplation required I think.
Perhaps with a gin and tonic.