Starstruck Table Runner

I love Jenny Doan and the Missouri Star Quilt Company. I was so disappointed when I learned the Quilt Company in Hamilton, Missouri was closed for the rest of the year due to the pandemic. I had planned a three day weekend there browsing the shops and probably spending way too much money on fabric I didn’t need. Of course, that’s not true, you can never have too much fabric. I’ve found that out in the last two years since I got into quilting.

Jenny posted a video a couple weeks ago called “Make a Star Struck Quilt with Jenny Doan.” I fell in love with it and the greatest thing is, it looked fairly simple and I knew I wanted to try it. I opted for only making half of one star and decided to use it as a table runner.

The other good thing I learned while making this was how to bind odd angles. I have only in the past bound 95 degree corners, but as I made this one, I had two 45 degree corners and four 135 (?) degree corners. I found a tutorial that was a tremendous help, Fancy Finishes: Odd Angles-The Ins and Outs. Check it out. I’m sure you’ll find it as helpful as I did.

I also got a chance to practice more free motion quilting. It’s true that the more you do it, the better you get at it. I’m sure not in the professional league yet, but I know I’ve made tremendous progress.

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