Here is the original huge holiday fabric stash! The runner tops used up about 10 yards of fabric.
|The stash before starting.|
|The seven chevron runner tops. I also made four checkerboard tops and three tumbler runners.|
|These got used up for backing|
After I got pieced the backing, I also used up lots of batting strips, using some Heat Press Batting Together Batting Tape. I pinned the first few, then I took advantage of the nice weather, and used quilting adhesive spray (outside) to stick the rest together. I used a can of 505 that I had on hand, and got another of Dritz. Both worked fine.
On to the quilting - I started with the first runner, trying a leaf motif on each strip of fabric. That took way too long - I am giving these out this Christmas - not in 2020!
|The time consuming (and not particularly beautiful) leaf pattern.|
Using that as an inspiration, I quilted the rows in the big loopy loop -
|The ribbon motif on the back.|
For the checkboard tops, I used a big zig zag stitch with my walking foot, and spaced the lines fairly evenly.
Quite a lot of fabric (about 7 yards) got used making the backs. Here's a look at all of the backs -
|Chester - the Christmas cat elf!|
Enjoy the start of Fall!