Bargello Table Runner

This project was started at last month’s Mini Retreat and I have finished it in time for this month’s club meeting. 3-DSCN5350

We did a strip exchange of a pair of 2 1/2 inch strips of fabric (wof) so there would be a variety to choose from.  The white fabric was what I brought to share. While it is not a typical Christmas fabric, I thought the lighter value would add a pop to the darker shades you tend to think with Christmas.DSCN5102 web_wm

My table runner was limited by the amount of backing fabric I had on hand and even then I needed to piece.1-DSCN5335

While it was a table runner and certainly easily handled on a domestic machine, I used this as an opportunity to practice my FMQ skills on the long arm. I also used a metallic thread (YLI) so see how my machine would handle that as well. It ran like a charm. The swirls seemed fitting with the border fabric.1-DSCN5331

Finished size:17 x 532-DSCN5332

A head start on Christmas 2014 or too late for 2013? I’ll go with a head start? What about you?

Getting a jump on the Journey, Jackie

  • Diane

    Your table runner turned out really nice. I like that you used the metallic thread. Good Job!

    • Jackie

      Thank you Diane, I checked out your blog. Nice FMQ practice! I also watched Cindy Needham’s class on Craftsy and thought it was one of the best ones.
      Thanks for stopping by.

      Jackie Berdych
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  • Marsha Ryan

    Your table runner is pretty. Haven’t tried bargello yet.

    • Jackie

      Thanks for stopping by Marsha, this was my first bargello project, but it is so easy.

      Jackie Berdych
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  • Rebecca Ruch

    I really like the backing fabric. The swirl is my favorite long-arm design. I practically have an unnatural relationship with the swirl.

    • Jackie

      Thank you Rececca,

      This is my first in using that design on a project. I need more practice but I loved the motion.

      Jackie Berdych
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