Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Using My Noodles

I made this braid tablerunner over the weekend from a pattern I bought several years ago! I wanted to give it a try as it is a "quilt-as-you-go" style pattern. The borders were leftover fabrics from an apron swap I was in last fall, and the braids are from a 2.5" noodle swap I participated in from an online swap group! The "quilt-as-you-go" technique was easy and fun, but I did not like the looks of the finished quilting on the back of the runner. I used white muslin for the backing fabric, and I think a print fabric would have hid the quilting! Should I choose to make this again, I will know better!!

5 comments:

Katy said...

That is beautiful!!! You did a GREAT job! :)

BusyLiz said...

Using your noodles. That's very clever Conni! I love the table runner. It's so pretty. I know what you mean about the quilt as you go. I did one of those and didn't care for the effect either. But hey, you know what? It's done, right! :o)

peggy said...

What a concept huh, using something you had hanging around the house? LOL.....I should pull out some of my noodles....
You did a great job though Conni, I like the fabrics....they really look great!!!
OH, and if you don't like how the back looks, I'm sure I'd like it!!!
LOL
Peggy

Laura-IH said...

So pretty for fall! : )

ctgardengirl said...

love the color combination in this. Beautiful!