Monday, September 2, 2013

Earth to Sky Table Runners


Last week I talked about the wonderful Modern Yardage fabric I bought.  Well the week before my Sister in Law challenged me to make smaller things (like my baby quilts are not small enough)  so keeping with that I am making table runners.  As every one knows I like to chop my fabric into little pieces and put them back together.  So for my table runners I decided to make them out of 2 1/2 inch squares and do a diagonal table runner similar to the diagonal quilt I made.


I decided I wanted my rows to be 7 squares across.  So I sewed them all together at a angle going down.  When I was done I cut the top off one (and then sewed it to the bottom) so that I did not have to figure out the shorter rows.  Then I cut that long strip in half.  Tanya thought the way above looked great and wanted me to figure out how to bind the jagged edge, but having common sense I chopped them off.


Even chopped off they looked cool (yah, not as cool, but hey I was not up to the wild edge)


Above is the back of my table runners I used the 10 fat quarters to make the front and the back of these (and binding) and had enough left over to make a few hot pads which will be finished at another time.  These images show them before I washed them (oh ya they still need to be washed), but that will happen soon enough, but I wanted to show them off now.


One last thing I would like to mention is that I have started to Instagram my along the way shots (as I tend to always forget to post them here) if you look at me on Instagram (http://instagram.com/rhealey101) you can see all the crazy things I am making and many of which have never yet made it to the blog.  I also added a viewer to the sidebar that shows off the last 6 shots and as of the writing of this it shows some yet to be shown off table runners I was working on last night.

8 comments:

Christine S said...

Looks great!

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Great way to use those FQs - runners, table toppers and pot holders always do well as sales.

knitnkwilt said...

Ah shucks, no jagged edges. You did work the prints together very effectively, though.

Teresa said...

Great looking table runners! I, too, love the jagged edges, but I'm like you, not sure how to bind those.

LethargicLass said...

gorgeous table runners! I'm not on Instagram so don't forget about us little people here on the blog LOL

Marsha Cooper said...

These are very pretty and I love the idea of them.
I have a lot of table runners that I want to get made.....now if only I can make myself get into my craft room each day, even if just for a little bit of sewing.

Kelly Young said...

Cute table runner!

Thank you so much for sharing this at Needle and Thread Thursday!

:) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

Elizabeth said...

Oh, those are way cool! Love those fabrics. I went and drooled at the fabrics over at modern yardage. I love the concept they have going on. Congrats on two more awesome finishes and thanks for linking up!

xo -E

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