January 6, 2010

Disappearing Nine-Patch Table Runner

Filed under: sewing — Tags: , , , — Lady M Quilts @ 9:06 am

This is the table runner I made for my father and his wife for Christmas.  I used my current favorite easy quilt block, the disappearing nine patch.  The runner is approximately 18″ by 40″.  My camera cut off the end…

I used only fabrics from my stash! Yeah!  The other challenge with this gift was to make it fast.  I had a hard time deciding what to make for them and only came up with this idea at the last minute.  So this runner went from an idea at breakfast to completely finished by bedtime the same day.

The main colors are browns and reds, which are the same colors in their main rooms of their home.

For the quilting, I free-motioned all over.  I haven’t done much quilting, and it shows.  But I’m improving!!

On the back, I put a row of blocks down the middle.  I wanted it to be reversible…bright and bold on the front and more subdued on the back.

Next up on the sewing table is a quilt I bought at a thrift store.  It was tied, but I really like the colors and the size is perfect for my 5 year old daughter’s bed.  I’m machine quilting it and it’s about half done.  Hopefully I can get it finished soon!

But today, my mom is coming over to visit, so I have to get some dishes done and the hide-a-bed couch vacuumed.  It’s been a while since we pulled the bed out and I’m quite sure there will be debris lurking down there!

Have a great day!

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