After much fiddling and generally farting about - this is the layout I've decided on for my bed runner.
I've given up on the idea of puffs...... once I realised how many squares it would take! I would have been well and truly out of puff by the time I finished. Does everyone take as long as me to decide on what's going where? Blimey - if I hadn't been so precious about it, I could have sewn half of it together already. I'm going to do simple squares. I don't want to overdo it, and take away from the pretty bedding I want to compliment. (though I may have to add a button or two).
I've worked out that I need 76 x 5 inch squares to make the runner. It's the closest I can get to the width of a super king quilt - leaving me a couple of inches to do an edging or binding of some sort. I would love to add a big bobble trim, but the cat would have a field day with it - so that's a no-no. Plus, anything on the bed has to be capable of chucking in the machine. Perhaps jumbo ric-rac if I can find a teal colour?
Amazingly, I cut so many squares for my Puffy Pillow - I had enough for the runner, with some to spare (I must have gone mental with the rotary the other day) - though the choice was running out desperately by the end...... hence lots of jiggling to make it look even. I've checked, and re-checked and don't think I have any two the same touching diagonally or in the same vertical row.
So - no guessing for what I shall be doing tomorrow. In the meantime, the door will stay firmly shut, or the cat will be learning how to fly.
Couldn't resist taking a pic of this.
Such a dark and dingy day -
It's helping to brighten up the corner of the room.
Happy Sewing x