Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Pinwheel Table Runner - Quilted

Belated New year wishes to all.  Let this new year brings happiness in everyone's lives.

I was a bit lazy to write a post though I had some completed projects in hand to show off.  Don't know why.  Only today I came out of that laziness and decided to use my time properly.  Last year,  when I came across some blogs I have seen beautiful quilts and the blocks that make up the quilts.  You tube has been a great video source and I was fascinated by some of the tutorials of making the quilt blocks.  Easy to make and can complete a project within a short period of time. 

Moreover, I had worn out night dresses in my wardrobe. I have taken those dresses, cut the part which is in the good condition, neatly ironed in a plan of making doormats with those pieces of fabrics.  But after seeing the videos of quilting I got interested to make one and tried some blocks.  One is a pinwheel block.  I have shown it here:

I was really happy on seeing the completed block.  Made two more blocks and attached it to make a runner. Then used a batting and the backing fabric.  

For the edges I have used a black ribbon and binded it with mitered corners.  Since I didn't have any idea of quilting i have straight stitched along the joining of each piece of fabrics.

It is lying on dining table now.

I am happy that I have recycled my old clothes.  I will be showing the blocks which I have done one by one in the coming posts.


  1. That's a very pretty quilt block!! Where do you get batting in India ? If I ask with the term 'batting' in shops, they don't understand.
    Happy new year to you and your family!!

  2. What a good start on this quilt journey, which I expect will go much further! Great use of recycled clothes and the pinwheel is such a simple yet nice design. You have placed the lined fabric wisely. Looking forward to seeing more quilted items.


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