I bought the pattern and a set of yellow strips to make this table runner last fall. Life happened and I didn’t start it until this summer. I have the top finished but not quilted yet. Hopefully it will be quilted soon and I will get to use it this fall. I will add a brown binding which will frame the entire runner.
I used the pattern “Patchwork Sunflower Table Runner Pattern” by Shabby Fabrics.
I used Shabby Fabrics “Patchwork Pumpkins” to make this pumpkin table runner last year.
I bought the first issue of Quilting Quickly by Jenny Doan this week. As I was reading it today, I found a pattern for a Valentine’s Day table runner. I shopped in my stash and pulled out five red fabrics. I had a piece of leftover white fabric sitting on my cutting table that was just the right size for this project. I plan it quilt it with red thread in an over all meander pattern.
When blocks for a Twister quilt are cut, a square of fabric is leftover between each block. The square is not on the straight of grain. Care must be taken when working with these leftovers because of the stretchy bias edges. I used my Go! Cutter to cut out small Drunkards Path (DP) blocks with the squares left from a Twister quilt made with a layer cake.
This is the first project I made with the small DP die. What fun using every bit of fabric from a layer cake!
I entered a drawing for a table runner on Sarah Craig’s blog http://confessionsofafabricaddict.blogspot.com/ and won! The package arrived in the mail while I was visiting my daughter last week so I had a nice surprise waiting for me when I arrived home on Monday. Isn’t it wonderful?!!!!
This table runner was made of scraps from the Modern Row Robin quilt-along that I participated in earlier this summer. The binding will be scrappy.
I finished this top last evening to take a break from the Double Wedding Ring quilt that has consumed my sewing time this summer.
This is the fourth block. I have plenty of fabric left and plan to make a scrappy border to place around the table runner.
I saw a table runner made from the Essence panel by Moda on the shop hop in February 2011. I had used the same panel to make a quilt in November 2009 and had some left over fabrics. The pattern was one of the patterns we were given on the shop hop in 2010. I bought the Essence panel and fabric from another line for the background. When I was ready to start cutting out the table runner, I couldn’t find my pattern. (I think I lost it when I was at the quilt shop last week.) I looked up the pattern on line and drew it in EQ7. This is what I created…
I have four squares left from the panel. I am making four placemats with the rest of the scraps.
I didn’t have time to work on the last two runners until after the Christmas holidays. Bob gave me an Accuquilt Go cutter for Christmas and the die that came with it has a 4 1/2 inch square. That is the size I use for the blocks in the center and borders of the runners. I still have to stitch the appliques and quilt them but here are pictures of the unfinished table runners.
This is the July table runner from the Calendar Table Runners pattern that I have been using all year. This month I followed the pattern suggestions for all the colors and appliques. I have a piece of fabric for the backing that has red and blue stars on a white background.
This month I followed the pattern colors but did not put the applique in the border squares. I plan to use a small satin stitch for the applique. I am looking for small black buttons in the shape of watermelon seeds instead of the suggested appliqued seeds. The runner is diplayed on the small design board that I made this week.
I had strips of red fabric left over from a bento box quilt that I made in Ohio State colors for my daughter. I like the variety of reds in the watermelons.
I stitched the appliques with a small satin stitch. The pattern called for small black appliqued seeds on the watermelon. Not wanting to applique the small pieces, I stitched the seeds using stitch number 36 on my Janome 10001.
This is the finished May table runner. I machine quilted it with a meandering design.
This is the table runner for May. I will stitch around the applique before I quilt it. My plans for quilting are to meander with a light color thread.
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