Monday, April 26, 2010

Spicy Spiral Table Runner - Part II

I had my strata's sewed and already for the cutting of the wedges this morning. I had a hard time to cut the wedges from strata and I made a couple of mistakes. But through the mistakes, I discovered the proper cutting procedure. It was easy to cut one side of the wedge, but the other side required some tricky positioning, but I got it with the help of a second straight edge.

My brain was tired when I finished cutting and I needed a break. I just couldn't see how it all went together. So I set everything up by my sewing machine and thought I would go for my walk and then work on another project for a bit and just continue the spiral tomorrow.

During my walk and I thinking and thinking about the pattern directions. After all this thinking, I thought I understood what the instructions were trying to say. After lunch, I couldn't resist starting sewing.

Well, t he process was different than I had thought through on the walk. :) But once I got started, the sewing was quite straight forward and quick. After a couple of seams, I knew I had it. I was really excited and relieved to see it come together. I really like the light stripe down the center. It is shown here on my wide ironing board, and measures about 20" x 40". A great size.

The little jagged edges will be all cut to a smooth curve after all the quilting is done and just before binding.

It's an amazing design and I can't wait to make another. I'll layer and quilt this one next week along with a couple of other runners that I'm making.

16 comments:

dp said...

This is spectacular. I love it. You are amazing!

Karen said...

Wow! Your work is amazing, Gail. I love the shape of this piece - won't it be fun to bind?!

Anonymous said...

I love the shape of this piece. Great choice of colors. Isn't it fun to find something new and different to create. I love the pattern. Lucy

Linda G said...

Love the pattern and your colour choices. Maybe I will be inspired to do my sprial project.

Anonymous said...

Wow, that is nice. The red would go good with my decor.

Michele

Rochelle said...

Very impressive. So satisfying when something actually comes together as planned. Great job.

Quilting Queen said...

Wow and wow again.! I really like that ...stunning...

Wendy said...

Gail it is wonderful! Great choice of colors. I enjoy your blog, so good to connect with fellow N.B. bloggers.

liannallama said...

That is so beautiful! Love your project!

Terry O said...

Thank You for your pictures! I saw one hanging in a quilt shop, bought the pattern & got a ruler - - then I looked at the directions - - -something just seemed to be missing. So I found your blog, and then it was a TA DA moment. By posting those pictures, which by the way - - FABULOUS colors, I could see how it all went together. So I made one - - but I haven't finished it - -I want to make it REVERSIBLE - -now I know I need to just sew on the OPPOSITE side. I will never learn to not make things complicated!
Again - -THANK YOU!!!

Angie said...

Where is Spicy Spiral Table Runner-Part I?

Anonymous said...

don't know if anyone is still here to answer questions but here goes I cut everything out using 8 fabrics, is it just me or does the pattern read to stack up all the cuts and start sewing?? I noticed you have 2 different piles, strata 1 and 2 I assume. but my first piece is only an inch long, and I have two pieces, the fabrics were stacked when cut, do I just use one and sew it to the next size up. and do I separate the stacks using the bottom colors as a guide. See I'm REALLY" confused. Sorry, anything will help at this point

GailM. said...

Yes, you're doing everything right. Take the 2 one inch pieces. then take the next two pieces which are a bit longer, and separate them. Match the narrow ends up (of the same color) and sew the two together. Yes, one will always be about 3/4ths of an inch longer. Do the other color the same. Then sew a leader/ender scrap in. Then cut off those 2 pieces in the back and take the next pair of pieces... do the same.

Anonymous said...

can you explain how you cut these i had a real hard time cutting up the left side without going around the table there has to be an easier way

eni eni said...

fantastico felicidades

Loice said...

How can I purchase a pattern like yours? Your work is beautiful! Loice T.