Saturday, April 3, 2010

I Love my Quilt Halo

On Friday, I was inspired by a table runner tutorial that Joanne did over at Threadhead, to use up the left over nine patches from my Lemoyne Star quilt. When I saw Joanne's tutorial, I decided I would make a quickie table runner. While I didn't use her tutorial because my nine patches weren't the right size, I sure got lots of inspiration from other table runners that she had done. I got the table runner done in no time flat, so I thought it was a perfect opportunity to keep going and free motion quilt it using my new Quilt Halo.
It took me about 10 minutes to get used to moving the ring around, but it didn't take long to get the hang of it. I like it better than using gloves and it's so easy to reposition. It took about 30 minutes to quilt this 20" x 30" runner. This halo is a keeper. I think the more I use it, the better I will get.

Another 30 minutes to trim, and bind.

It's hard to see from the top of the quilt, so here is the back so you can see how I meandered these flowers.

This was just a little practice piece, so I have no intention of labelling it. Do you suppose this will do?
Thanks for your inspiration Joanne. The minute I get home, I'm going to dig out my tri-recs rulers. Those runners are great.


MissesStitches said...

Your machine quilting is beautiful, Gail. Good job.

Karen said...

Lovely quilting, Gail. You've certainly been sewing up a storm lately!

Joanne said...

You are such a sweetheart!
The table runner is terrific. Love the way you have a different colour in the center. Your FM quilting is fantastic. I have never seen the "halo".

Quilting Queen said...

Looking good...May have to reconsider machine quilting....quilt halo , you say?

dp said...

From a non quilting quilt lover..... I LOVE IT. You are amazing you know!!! truly. so cool