Japanese Jigsaw Runner

Last month Judy L.’s challenge number was #6.  On my list in that position was my Japanese Jigsaw (pattern by Tracy Brookshire).  It had the most to go as in stage wise.  All I had done was cut the 9” blocks into quarters and then put it away.

I managed to get the top done (which is all I am requiring of myself for Judy’s challenge) at a bee in January.  I dug out a coordinating jelly roll and made the back for it a little later.

Yesterday, after spending a week organizing & cleaning my sewing room, I was messing around and decided to baste it.  I figured, at least I would be one step closer to finishing it.  The binding was already prepped; I had it prepped for a while.

I first basted it just putting it on the table.  it was such a small quilt, I figured I didn’t need my boards to baste it. Yea.  The back was wonky and puckered.  I thought for about half a minute that I could just do anyway because no one would see the back. I changed my mind.

I went into the garage and dug out my boards.  I am very glad I did.  It now looks great on the front and back.  I just did a basic meander, but the star is the top, not the quilting on this one.  It also went from an awkward-sized wall-hanging to a reversible runner.






Shock among shocks, I even hand sewed the binding down.

3 thoughts on “Japanese Jigsaw Runner

  1. Your Runner looks great! What are the ‘boards’ you mentioned? Anyway they worked great. Hand sewing a binding is very relaxing for me. Hope it was for you too!
    I’m looking forward to seeing what you do with the color Violet!
    My son was in the Navy. I am very proud of you and your husband. Thank you!

  2. What a lovely table runner! Isn’t it amazing when just getting started pushes you all the way to the finish? lol I love it! Congratulations!

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