I have finished my table runner for Loopy Academy! This is my last official project for Loopy Academy, both sewing and knitting editions. I'm still knitting on my extra credit, but that should be finished soon.
I used Anna Maria Horner's Featherbed pattern
to make the runner, and honestly, I'd really like to make an actual quilt with this pattern, maybe using batiks for the feathers. It's a fun block to piece (although technically, each 18 inch finished block uses two feathers), but it must be sewn carefully as there are places where you join bias to bias (assuming you cut the pieces to keep the outside of the block on the straight grain).
I pieced the backing with the leftover strips from the feathers and a couple of fat quarters that I didn't use in the feathers (one was too light and the other was too close to a blue I did use). It was quilted in a simple two inch grid and bound in the same fabric I used for the background.
Here's an action shot of the runner being used by Max. He's not supposed to be up here, but he's never been too concerned with our human rules around here.
Have a great weekend!
Labels: Loopy Academy, Quilting, sewing