This is the final Frivols, a table runner for my holiday table, shown here with my wooden toys from Sweden, Copenhagen and Germany. I’m calling it Blue Stars. I almost called it Christmas Stars, but what if I want to use it in July? (Just trying to be practical here.)
I left you in the other post with all the stars and their backgrounds cut out, and tucked away in their little tin. My first step when I got them back out, was to group them together, stars and backgrounds, making sure I had enough of each part to make the block.
First up was to make the Flying Geese, then trim them up. I rarely make geese that aren’t slightly wonky. I’ve learned to live with this terrible character flaw, as when it is sewn up, no one knows.
(Apologies for the nighttime lighting.)
Trim it all up to 5 1/2.”
Arrange the stars, obsess. Decide it’s okay. Decide to add little strips of color around the outside edge so that some of that extra fabric in the tin is used up.
I layered the finished runner with some Christmas fabric from the stash, some batting, put on my walking foot, and stitched in the ditch. At some point I want to come in and do some echo quilting around all the stars, but hey–it’s December and I’ve got Stuff To Do, so that will have to wait.
The backing. More beauty shots:
Can I just say this again? Here they all are, back again for their encore:
I have some thoughts on this experience (surprise!) in the next post.