Thursday, September 29, 2016

A Finish Fit for a Queen (bed, that is)

It was the struggle of struggles but in the end, I came out the winner. I've been working on this project for the better part of a year now. My Dad will be getting married again, in just a few weeks, and when I asked my Stepmom what she would like for a gift she said she really wanted a queen-sized bed runner. You know - those things you see on the end of the bed in hotels.


On a small scale, this pattern is pretty easy but with a project of this size, I wasn't prepared for how heavy it was. It measures 84" x 24" -- I can't even imagine how heavy it would be if it were a standard quilt size.


Despite all of my meticulous calculations on paper, I made a mistake and cut too many squares. But hey, glass half full, right? I should have enough to make some coordinating throw pillows!

Trying to photograph this also proved to be a challenge so I finally decided to hoist it over our 2nd-floor bannister and get a shot of it from the landing stairs.


This was a true labor of love and I'm happy that it's finally done with almost 2 weeks to spare before the wedding. This project was on my list for the 3rd quarter of the 2016 Finish Along and  my September goal. It's definitely one goal that I am happy to cross off my list.

24 comments:

  1. Beautiful! Great choice of colors and I always love to see this pattern :-)

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  2. Your dad and stepmom are lucky to have such a caring daughter. You truly created a masterpiece. The colors and workmanship are just perfect.

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  3. Congrats on this finish, it turned out beautiful. I'm sure your stepmom will absolutely love it! Two weeks to spare? That's practically years in quilting terms :P

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  4. Congratulations, Diana, it looks great and I am sure your Stepmom is going to be so thrilled with it! :)

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  5. Beautiful color combination and such meticulous work! What a great present!

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  6. It turned out beautifully! What an amazing gift. Great job.

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  7. Congratulations on a stunning finish. I am sure your stepmum will appreciate all the work you put into it.

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  8. It's beautiful! I just want to stare at it. What an amazing gift.

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  9. what a lovely bed runner, I like a runner as my feet are always cold. Wishing your Dad joy and happiness in his new marriage

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  10. Classiest bed runner I have ever seen! You do BEAUTIFUL work!

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  11. Gorgeous finish Diana. Looking at it hanging in the stairwell, shows how pretty it would be to make a piece to hang there all the time. Stunning.

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  12. It's stunning! What a beautiful gift :)

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  13. Stunning finish! This is such a beautiful runner!

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  14. Beautiful finish. I love the colors you picked they look great against the white borders.

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  15. I love your definition of a bed runner: those things you see on the end of the bed in hotels! Hilariously true.
    It is a stunner. Best wishes to your dad and soon-to-be-official stepmum. (I am a stepmum. They are not all evil.)

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  16. Wow this is gorgeous Diana. What a wonderful gift you have made for them!

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  17. Absolutely perfect on the bed, (looks like a luxury room for sure!), but it actually looks made your landing there too! Congrats sticking with this, they are going to love it so much!

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  18. Wow, a beautiful and modern looking finish. Well done for tackling the cathedral window design. It is a tough design =)

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  19. Wow, wow, wow! What an awesome gift. I love this idea for someone who might not want a full quilt but something lovely and decorative. Gorgeous work!

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  20. This turned out beautifully! I am in love with the colors...perfection! The photo is also amazing, what a great shot. I'm sure this will be very well loved and appreciated!

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  21. This turned out beautifully! I am in love with the colors...perfection! The photo is also amazing, what a great shot. I'm sure this will be very well loved and appreciated!

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