Monday, October 24, 2011

The Tale of the Table Runner That Became a Wall Hanging

Remember my Halloween table runner? I really had planned to make it the proper size for our dining table, which seats four people maximum. Then I cut out the fabrics and completely blocked out my intended size. I can't help it that the Ghastlies fabric is so amazing that I wanted to fussy cut a bunch of pieces and that the motifs are huge. If you've seen this fabric in person you know what I mean.


Halloween Wall Hanging




Halloween Wall Hanging

So.... I now am making a Halloween wall hanging. A super long wall hanging at that. I would love to tell you that I finished it today, but since I was intending to make a smaller item I only bought enough bias tape for that. At this point, I could make some but I really don't have enough of any appropriate fabric to do that and since I have to go to the store anyway... well, laziness is winning here.


Halloween Wall Hanging




Halloween Wall Hanging




Halloween Wall Hanging

I did finish the top and the quilting today, however. I'm glad I practiced stippling last week just to get a feel for it and found it was easier to do on a larger space. Easier, but I still have a long way to go before it doesn't look eh. I also learned the hard way about speed and keeping my fingers away from the needle. Luckily the needle just went through my finger and did not break off inside. I will spare any more details or photographs of it. Let me just say that it didn't hurt when it happened but does now.


Halloween Wall Hanging

Maybe one day Chad and I will have a table large enough for this piece to lay on. Until then, it will have to grace one of our walls.

I should be able to do the binding tomorrow after I go to Joann's but I may wait to post the final outcome until the posting of the Blogger's Quilt Festival this weekend. I think this is going to be the only thing I will finish quilt-wise for this.

2 comments:

Pat said...

Table runner or wall hanging, who cares, it's adorable!

Sana Saroti said...

You know what? It's so cool looking, that it is better displayed on a wall anyways!