The Cactus Flower table runner that I started in a class with Jackie Kunkle in May is now finished. The pattern was designed by Judy Neimeyer and is available in Jackie's shop.
The four units that I completed in class have blue centers. I wasn't sure if I liked them, so I tried some pink. Better!
I finished the piecing on Thursday. Paper piecing makes such a mess, but it is totally worth it!
I'm getting my money's worth out of this quilting stencil from Patsy Thompson designs.
I probably did a lot more starting and stopping than necessary on this piece, but I was in no hurry. I stopped to bury threads after each section.
The border fabric is a Riley Blake print that I fell in love with on someone else's blog. I liked it so much, I bought it in red and orange! The orange went on the back.
I used a variegated Auriful thread for most of the quilting- 50 wt #4657.
Photographing table runners isn't easy!
Cactus Flower Table Runner
Designed by Judy Neimeyer
Class taught be Jackie Kunkel
Fabric: Flutter by the Quilted Fish for Riley Blake and Kona cotton solids
Size: 17" X 50"