I have no new knitting to show you. I do, however, have new quilting to show you because I finally finished the table runner for the living room coffee table. And also, 2 short runners for the end tables in there.
You may recall that I had trouble with the maths on these. I originally thought I’d follow this pattern. Easy-peasy, basically a rail fence. I went through my scraps and pulled out all of my reds and and started planning. But then I decided that I didn’t want to cut 1.5 inch strips so I cut 2 inch strips instead. And I happily went along and sewed my 2 inch by 5 inch strips into 2s and then 4s. And then I pressed them. And that’s when I realized that I didn’t have squares, I had rectangles.
I set the whole thing aside and went downstairs and sulked for a while at my own stupidity. And then the next day I looked at it again and realized that I could cut 2×6.5 inch strips and attach those strips to the side of each rectangle and then I would have the square I should have had in the first place. My plan took more time than this would have if I had done it right in the first place but at least it was a plan. My friend Lois would call this a design decision.
And you know what? I wound up liking this variation even better.
That’s my story and I’m sticking to it.