I shared my first 2015 project with you a few weeks ago, the Crazy Squares Table Runner, and now I’ve finally finished it!
Talk about crazy – bright colors, intense paper piecing and variegated threads.
The pattern was a bit vague about how to align the blocks, but I decided to put them together in blocks of four, alternating the solid and stripe center fabrics. Why not add a little order to the intensity?
For small projects, I like to baste using my regular straight pins and pinmoors. They’re much more efficient and don’t make my fingers hurt like safety pins sometimes do.
On my search for a quilting thread, I found a variegated thread at Jo-Anns that I thought looked fabulous with the fabric. The colors worked but I had a lot of problems with threads pulling and breaking. So much frustration!
I was able to get it finished and photographed last week, just days before movers came to pack us up for our move to Japan. I can’t wait to put it out in our new home!