Finishing Runners

It’s been my privilege to run workshops on two Saturday afternoons guiding four participants through the making of a Star runner. In demonstrating to a class I nearly always make a fresh version of the class pattern.

Autumn II Star Runner by Allison Reid, New Every Morning Patchwork & Quilting

Autumn Star II against beech leaves 🙂

I pulled the fabrics for this version of my Star Runner pattern from my little stash. I’ve called it Autumn II as it the second I’ve made in the colours of the season (see all my other versions here). I used a walking foot to quilt in and around the central star before switching to free motion quilting to create a meander across the rest of the runner. (I used my favourite dark gold thread: Aurifil 2975, 40wt). I finished the runner with a scrappy binding. I am really happy with the colours and fabrics used in this version 🙂

Here are the runners made by the workshop members. Isn’t it fascinating to see the effect different fabric choices have on the look of just one pattern?

Star Runner, Purple Stitches WorkshopStar Runner, Purple Stitches WorkshopStar Runner, Purple Stitches WorkshopStar Runner, Purple Stitches Workshop

Star Runner featuring Chieveley fabricsThe runner above was made using fabrics from the Lewis & Irene ‘Chieveley’ Collection, aren’t they gorgeous?

My Star Runner pattern and the Chieveley fabrics can be obtained from Purple Stitches.



So pleased to have a finish to share with Myra and everyone over at Busy Hands Quilts for Finished or not Friday (Myra has featured a great new pattern release).



About allisonreidnem

New Every Morning – About Me Hi! I’m Allison, an obsessive patchwork-quilter who has no desire to be cured! I’ve been developing my skills and knowledge by paying attention at my local quilting group and by putting my questions into the computer search engine. I’m so grateful to the generous people who have taken the time to share their knowledge with me in person, via YouTube videos or their blogs. I’m intending my blog to be a link into the worldwide patchwork and quilting community and a means to contribute helpful hints and inspiration as I continue to discover more about this addictive craft. So, why ‘New Every Morning Patchwork and Quilting’? Well! I am a morning person! I often wake in the wee small hours and think through design and quilt construction issues. My woolly–headed evening brain finds such issues far too difficult to resolve! If I’m disciplined enough to be asleep by 10pm, I can be up cutting, piecing, pressing and quilting before sunrise! By the time daily family routine kicks-in I’ve had a satisfying, soul-feeding creative fix. (I should mention that ‘family at home’ is: my patient, faithful husband of 27years; and our equally patient 16 year old son, who acts as our in-house IT support complete with sighs and rolling eyes! Older daughter and son have both recently flown the nest). Not only do I find early mornings my creative time I also find it a time for receiving spiritual nourishment. I often find myself humming a gentle chorus and reflecting on God’s constancy as another new day dawns. ‘The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases, His mercies never come to an end. They are new every morning, new every morning; Great is thy faithfulness, O Lord, Great is thy faithfulness.’ Edith McNeil’s chorus is based on verses from the Bible – Lamentations 3: 21-23.
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2 Responses to Finishing Runners

  1. That looks like a fun pattern — easy to execute but very different depending on what fabrics are used. It’s always fun to see how HST are arranged.

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