27. May 2015 · Comments Off on WIP – Rainbow Bed Runner Take 2 · Categories: Quilting, Sewing, Work In Progress · Tags: , ,

I’ve made decent progress on the Rainbow Bed Runner.  Not so decent progress on painting my kitchen though.  Oh well.

First up, I fixed the snag with a little Heat ‘n Bond and a scrap of Moda Grunge fabric.

Snag Repair RW

I roughly trimmed up the top.

Then I laid out the backing fabric.  So pretty.  Cut it down to size.

Backing RW

Cut a piece of batting.

Cutting Down RW

Here’s what I used.

Batting RW

Ironed the top and the back and the batting (yeah, I iron the batting).  This is my least favorite part. I hate ironing.  And it’s the worst in quilting because you aren’t even supposed to iron, you’re supposed to “press” . . . ironing is torture enough, but then you can’t even move the iron side to side to speed things up?  Ugh.  Double ugh.

Iron RW

Basted.  On the carpet.  Then had to take it all apart and baste again on the dining room table.  I know you need a hard surface or you get puckers, but I was lazy.  So I had to do it twice.  Lesson learned, self.  Lesson learned.

I used 505 Spray and Fix and then a few pins.

Basting RW


Quilting RW

Quilted some more.  I used a variegated thread from Superior Threads.  It was a thicker weight than I’m used to.  I’ll try to get a better shot of the thread when it’s all done and I take this puppy out on a proper photo shoot.

Quilting 2 RW

Trimmed everything down to 21 x 78.5 inches.  Towards the ends the top had more of a bow to it than I had originally noticed.  Not terrible for the second top I ever pieced together though.

Bowed RW

Pretty, pretty back.  This fabric was the right choice.  For sure.

Quilting Back RW

The next time you see this bed runner in a post, it’ll be bound and photographed.  Probably up in a tree.

But will my kitchen be painted?  Probably not.

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– Joanna

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