My First Table Runner

My First Table Runner

Every now and then I get it into my head that I need to declutter the house. This applies to fabric too, not so much because I have a lot, which I don’t (when compared to fellow quilters, that is) but because I don’t like having stuff lying around that I have no purpose for.

In the last couple of years I made a Christmas tree skirt for me and another for my sister. I had bought a precut charm square pack of Kate Spain’s Christmas fabrics, which I didn’t have any use for anymore. That’s how I thought I would make a table runner (I have never had one in my home, so I was willing to give it a go).

I didn’t have a pattern, I just made 9 square groups interrupted by plain strips with appliquéd letters (something I saw somewhere on the Internet). It was a last minute thing and it got done extremely quickly.

I appliquéd the words peace, family, joy and love and quilted heavily between the letters.

I love the effect of the matchstick quilting. It makes the rest puff out.

For the back I used an IKEA fabric that my sister in law (thank you, Noe) had bought for me a while ago and which features numbers.

You can see how the nine patches are quilted with a stipple design.

I love the simplicity of this project and how good it looks (provided that you have a clear the table first).

I am sorry to report though that after a few days the table has been covered in so much “stuff” that you cannot longer see the table runner, but it was to be expected with the kids at home and my brother in law in town! 😉

Merry Christmas everyone.