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Winged Blog Tour

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Hello, Hello!–I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday.  We made it through–complete with the requisite holiday germs.  What is it about holidays and the sickies?…almost seems like you can’t have one without the other!  The girls are mostly on the mend–with some lingering coughs..and I was lucky enough to not get hit with it until yesterday–only one holiday party had to be missed.  I call that a success! =)

A few weeks back, I shared this wonderful stack of fabrics.  All Bonnie Christine fabrics for Art Gallery–it’s a mix of Reminisce, Sweet as Honey, & Winged.  And they go so beautifully together.  As soon as Bonnie asked me to participate in the Winged blog tour (to showcase her latest line of fabric, Winged), I knew that I wanted to mix these collections together–it’s “sherbety” goodness.

Bonnie Christine

When, I first started my project for this blog tour I had something completely different in mind.  I was going to share a quilt top with you along with a quick tutorial.  However, when I finished up the quilt top a couple weeks ago, I was so happy with the way it turned out that I ended up submitting it to a magazine to be considered for publication.  There’s one elusive magazine I’ve had my eyes set on that I’m hoping to get into–so we’ll see what happens.

In the meantime, here’s a little peek at the quilt top.

Quilt top

So, that left me with a project still needing to be completed for today–and very little fabric left over with which to use.  I decided to make a table runner using my Stashbuster Blocks (1 & 2)

Runner

I added in a few more of the browns and charcoals from Sweet as Honey to add a bit more contrast.  I machine quilted the runner and surprisingly enough, I machine bound it as well.  The machine binding turned out very well, cutting my binding strips at 2 1/8″ instead of 2 1/4″ made a world of difference.  I almost always opt to hand stitch my binding–but decided to machine bind and it turned out wonderfully.

Quilting

The completed runner measures 12″ x 36″ and will be a welcome addition to my coffee table.

Binding

The Winged Blog Tour will be running through the 18th of this month.  Yesterday, Jo, shared her Winged project &  tomorrow Taylor will be sharing her project.

Are any of you working with Winged right now?–what are you making if so?

Comments (25)

  • I just want to say I love your 1st book, I have made One for a granddaughter
    And plan to make a few more I have many books, but this is the nicest.

    • Thank you so much Sheila! =)

  • Awhile back you had on your website a pillow. The pillow looked like honeycomb and you mentioned that you might share the pattern with us. Did you publish this and did I miss it. I would love to make this pillow. I even bought material that looked like honeycomb.
    Thank you
    Judy

    • Oh yes!–I had forgotten about that pillow–I made that as part of the Sweet as Honey blog tour. I haven’t shared a pattern for that project and I thank you for reminding me. I know I won’t be able to put something together before Christmas but I’ll have to keep it in mind for after. =)

  • You said you machine quilted the runner, would you please share what stitch you used and the size? I love how perfect it is. And I would love to see the back side of the machine stitched binding too! You do such beautiful work =)

    • I have a Bernina and on my machine it’s stitch #4(which I believe is a running stitch)–it’s almost a zig zag stitch but it has a vertical stitch at the points instead of being a sharp point–if that makes sense. I leave the stitch as wide as it will go and set the length to between 2.5-3.5mm depending on how sharp of a wave I want.

      You would be impressed with the back of the runner!–I totally bragged to my husband about it(he wasn’t nearly as impressed). I’m so fussy about everything lining up nicely–and I don’t know how many times I’ve tried machine binding and ended up taking all the stitches out and redoing it by hand. I really think cutting the binding that 1/8″ smaller was the ticket. My seam on the back of the runner hits about 1/16″ from the edge of the binding–a very nice straight stitch.

  • absolutely gorgeous, corey!

    • Thank you so much Bonnie!–Your fabrics are always a joy to work with! =)

  • Corey, is your background fabric a linen? What a beautiful project! I’ve been anticipating your post, and I love it. At my shop, we have made three Playful Petals quilts (the cover quilt) and one of them is from Bonnie’s Winged fabric on a linen background. That one is in the works, and when we’re finished I’ll send you a picture.

    • Thank you so much Maxine!!–It is a linen–it’s Essex Yarn Dyed linen in Flax. I would love to see your finished Winged project!–please do share a picture when it is finished–it sounds like an amazing quilt! =)

  • It’s gorgeous! And I’m quite sure I have some if that fabric ; )

    • Thank you Carla!–They are such beautiful fabrics, aren’t they!

  • I love your choice of fabrics and colors. Such a pretty runner!

    • Thank you Lynne!–I always love this sort of palette–definitely my go to colors!

  • Cute table runner. I love making scrappy items.

    • Thank you Vicki!–I, too, am always drawn to the scrappy projects. =)

  • That turned out so beautifully. Love those fabrics. We had a few “sickies” here for Thanksgiving too. ;-(

    • Thank you Mary!–Bummer that you had the holiday germs as well…I hope everyone is feeling better by now!

  • Love the fabrics, love the table runner and can’t wait to see the quilt in the magazine. Yep, Holiday sickies here too! So far I’ve missed it entirely but feel like that’s too good to be true.

    • Bonnie designs beautiful fabrics! I hope you manage to steer clear of the germs!–I’m trying to get rid of them myself but failing a bit… =p

  • I love the table runner, especially the binding. It makes it pop for me. Beautiful work as usual Corey. Sorry your girls got the crud over the holidays but glad they are on the mend. Happy holidays.

    • Thank you so much Betty!–and thanks for your take on the binding. For some reason, I had such a hard time picking just the right fabric to use. I don’t know how many options I tried before settling on this one!

  • Magnifique travail bonne journée Marie-Claire

  • Thank you Marie-Claire!

  • Oh wow – love this! Great job!!

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