What is a quilter to do when a holiday comes around and she has ruined her coffee table by dropping finger nail polish remover on it? Of course, she makes a table runner to cover it up.
I have been a bit apprehensive about free motion quilting since my machine fought me on the last quilt I finished, Natural Charm. After a good cleaning and a bit of oil, I am happy to report there were no thread breaks on this little gem. It's her, not me. lol My owner's manual does not suggest oil, but the Internet research I did paid off. A couple drops was all she needed. Thank you, Grandma, for leaving me a cabinet full of goodies, including sewing machine oil.
This pattern is a version of "Let Freedom Ring" from Quilter's World, June 2008. The pattern is for a quilt in which I did one row of the blocks to make this 15 1/2" x 35" runner. (My MIL and SIL have been sending stacks of magazines found at a garage sale and I've been having a blast going through tons of back issues.)
I was finishing up the binding when my hubby walked in and said something about what a nice quilt for Flag Day. Yes, I said. Wait, it's Flag Day? Well, there you go.
And for those waiting to see why I need the table runner, here it is....
Looks like a good excuse to get a new table, but I'll probably make runners for awhile. Maybe I'll paint it. Which will lead to me having to paint the other table that matches it....
Happy Flag Day,