Thursday, October 31, 2013
It's been pouring rain since the wee hours of the morning. I headed into my sewing room to make the fall table runner that has been on my to-do list for a while now. The pattern is from the fall 2013 Fons & Porter's Quilting Quickly. I really enjoyed putting together the little 6 1/2" maple leaf blocks. The stem uses a neat technique where you sew down one side and top stitch the other. I used a blanket stitch and some variegated thread for the stems. I got this far in the project and realized that it will be a big table runner, Finished it will measure 21 1/2" x 51 1/2". In the top picture I haven't even put the borders on yet and it's almost too big for my table. So now the question becomes whether I keep going and make this a quilt. I will need to do three or four more rows like this one to get a good throw size. I don't need to add another project to the list right now but it sure would be a cute quilt, wouldn't it?