Saturday, January 5, 2013

Winter runner

This started out as a Christmas runner. But I didn't get it done in time and Christmas has come and gone, so I'm calling it a winter runner. It's not super Christmassy anyway. I used the Emerson Street Table Topper tutorial at the Moda Bake Shop, only I substituted a couple of plain blocks on each long side and I also shortened it some, since my table isn't all that long. Warning-if you ever try this tutorial, there have been corrections made on the blog post that were NOT made on the pdf file. Therefore, mine is also a slightly different width. The fabric is Colorful Christmas from Riley Blake.





Pictured below is the back, which is pieced from the leftovers. The binding is also pieced from leftovers. I did use bias binding, but because of the corner pinwheel blocks I decided to make mitered corners instead of my usual rounded ones. But even with mitering, I think it is so much easier with bias binding.
 

For the label, I decided to use a tutorial from Jaybird Quilts to incorporate my label into the back. It was much easier and since I was already piecing the back anyway, it was not any extra work. I didn't have to worry about remembering to sew the label on while binding or after finishing it. I loved this method. It's hard to see it, but on the picture above, the label is right by the top left corner of the green fabric. Here is a close-up.



21 comments:

Mary Pat Siehl said...

gale, this is soooooo adorable!! i am in love with this- your quilting and sewing is amazing!!!

Lynn Murphy said...

ooooo that's like a jigsaw puzzle to me. Its lovely and looks amazing on your table. It gives it a bit of punch.

June K said...

Gale, your table runner is so pretty. Thanks for sharing the runner and pattern.

Tracy said...

Oh Gale this is adorable.
You can so use it for a winter table runner. That way you can leave it out longer and admire your beautiful work :)

jimlynn said...

Gale, I can see why you wouldn't have gotten it completed by Christmas! So much work!!!! And yet, worth every second of it since it's just perfect for a "winter" runner. Love that fabric and really like the way the label is stitched in there. Just great!
Lynn

Caryl W said...

Very cute runner and good idea for label.

Marcy said...

Wow, this is beautiful! I wish I knew how to do this! I love it! :)

Jingle said...

This is adorable!

Chris D. said...

Gale, your table runner is so adorable! The patterns and color are fabulous as is your stitching! Love it!

Teresa Kline said...

this is awesome, I luv the pattern and the fabric is super cute...hope you have a wonderful day!

enjoy *~*

Izzy Anderson said...

Gorgeous. Wow. Love this. A great mix of colors and patterns.

FabricFascination said...

I'm still finishing up a Christmas table runner too. Yours turned out very cute.

Jo said...

Such cute fabric! A wonderful creation!

Cheryl said...

Happy New Year Gayle! Your winter runner is adorable, and such darling fabric.

Becky said...

This is beautiful Gale! Perfect for winter :)

MiamiKel said...

WOW, super fun!! I am smiling at the runner fabric becuase it looks so much like the MME holiday paper I have! Too cute! You are so talented, my friend. I can't even sew a straight line to save my life ;)

x0x0

Nima said...

wow..that's a lovely runner. visiting you from find a friend friday

Lisa said...

Super cute! Love the colors.

Found you on Sew Many Ways Friday Linky thingy...

chanina said...

Adorable, I love this fabric!

Jennifer Schmidt said...

Love, love, love this!!! It's fabulous and that fabric is adorable!

Larissa said...

Your runner is really cute Gale! Love the fabric you used on it.

Hugs,
Larissa

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