Archive for the ‘Tablerunners’ Category

Winter weather…

I gave a sneak peak a couple of weeks ago, when this project was all but finished, then wandered off and forgot to show you all the final results. Sorry!

I don’t know about where you are, but around here, we’ve had snow, after snow, after snow. So, I keep picking out the blue-gray palettes of the world right now, and find myself ending alot of emails “Stay warm!”

The scarf pattern is inspired by the (in my opinion) brilliant scarf print from Aneela Hoey’s Sherbert Pips


Lots of straightline quilting: In addition to intheditch rows, and more just outside the ditch along the body of the scarves, I used it to emphasize the fringe and to add extra stripes.

This is my second recent quilt all in solids – but the stripe-y binding and especially the rick-rack print backing make me happy. :)

modern quilted blue gray tablerunner

I think the table runner was a trial run; as I was sewing, I’ve been thinking of a version as a tree-skirt (or maybe just a small quilt), with snowball blocks, and green and white and ash.

In the mean time, I’ll be putting one of these in my shop

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January 8th, perfect time to post a Christmas present, right?. I showed you a preview of this here, when it was just a trial block on the design wall, but nothing since.

handmade blue and white dresden plate table runner

This is the (almost) finished runner. Observant readers will note the binding clips and threaded needle. I took these pictures as I was packing up to travel on Christmas Eve, and finished it that night after everyone else had gone to bed, barely in time to give Christmas morning.

cobalt blue and white dresden plate table runner

I really like the Dresden plates in the cobalt blue, but I think the rows of  echo quilting are my favorite part:

blue dresden plate quilt block

(I used this Dresden Plate  tutorial from Elizabeth Hartman (Oh, Franson) on Sew Mama Sew)

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My Leaders & Enders tablerunner is all quilted, washed and rumply.


simple modern patchwork table runner - light green and white


And, for sale in my shop



spring green and white quilted tablerunner

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I finished this little runner a while ago – but just got around to photographing it this weekend.

And had a good time doing it, so pardon the photo-heavy post, if you’re bothered by such things.

The center fabric is “Sparkle all the Way”  – and I love how it blends a motif that’s Christmas-y, but not in your face about it, with a mod style and color scheme.


It’s a simple runner: Simple square in square blocks, paisley backing, striped binding, random straightline quilting.

sparkle all the way christmas table runner - striped binding detail


The table runner is now for sale in my shop

sparkle all the way modern quilted table runner with improv patchwork blocks

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A finish! This tablerunner has been hanging on the back of my sewing chair for weeks (alot of weeks), just waiting for a few lines of quilting to finish it.

folded turquoise and white modern cottage quited table runner


The blocks are extras from making this aqua and white quilt

turquoise and white half square triangle quilt

I cut the big HST’s into hourglass blocks for the table runner, though.

light blue hour glass block patchwork tablerunner

And assembled it using this method

aqua patchwork tablerunner

Now it’s for sale in my shop

folded aqua and white quilted table runner

contemporary cottage style aqua tablerunner

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