I hope you aren't tired of quilt post after quilt post. I feel a little proud of all that I've accomplished this year. Since I was unable to run for eight weeks, I found a little more time for sewing. I also did my spring cleaning. ;-)
During said spring cleaning, I came across more than a few unfinished projects. Some need quite a few hours to completion, while a few others need just an hour or two. This table runner was one of those.
Several years back- probably more like six to seven years if I'm honest and thinking clearly, I borrowed Thimbleberries Beginner's Luck: Over 20 Tried and True Quilts by Lynette Jensen from the local library. Several projects caught my eye, and I decided to try my hand at one.
To be truthful, I had no idea what I was doing, and it shows. When I found this "work in progress" in my sewing closet I was tempted to throw it away. Most of the half square triangles have the tips cut off, and it's more than a little wonky. My perfectionist tendencies can often keep me from completing a project if it isn't going exactly how I want it to. I gave myself a little talking to and decided to finish it anyway. I'm glad I did!
Oh boy! Not getting half square triangles to match up is one thing, but this corner is really off!
But, on a galloping horse from 50 feet away it looks pretty good!
This little table runner only lacked the binding. It took me about 45 minutes to finish it. I had quilted it by hand, and though it isn't anywhere near perfect, it has a certain charm to it.
Humble beginnings! My quilts are still far from perfect, but it's nice to see how far I've come.
Interestingly, as I Googled the name of the pattern in hopes of sharing the book title with you, I found the instructions online. If, you'd like to make a Paddlewheel Sawtooth Table Runner of your own you can find the directions here.