I have not given up on my book “Idea. Design. Create. Quilt.” It is just taking more time than expected. I did finish another one of my book projects last year. This table runner, I am calling “Rotating Spokes”. I love how it looks on our outside table in these pictures.
This was inspired by an Art Deco style wrought iron balcony rail, I saw in New Orleans. I immediately a design formed, and it is repeated but rotated for each of the circle designs. The fabric choices were also an easy decision. I used:
- Black Essex Linen (Background Fabric)
- Recycled Clothes (T-shirts, wool trousers and Corduroy)
- AGF Denim
- Kona Cotton (Silver & White)
- Various yellow prints
- Various grey prints
It took me a little while to decide on the quilting. In the end I decided to quilt the circles with 1/2″ straight line quilting. Where the triangles meet at a 90 degree angle, I have lines following the angle and making a crosshatch. The background is quilted in 1″ horizontal lines.
I realized fairly quickly that I did not want the family to spill food on it. So, I moved away from using it as a table runner and it’s found a home above our bed. It is a perfect width across our King size bed.
This was one of my favorite finishes of the year.
Name : Rotating Spokes
Design: Original Design
Fabric: Variety of Prints, Neutral solids, Recycled Clothes and Essex Linen
Binding and Backing: Carolyn Friedlander, Carkai Print
Dimensions: 15.5 x 80 in.
Quilted: Straight line quilting using Aurifil #2021