Friday, March 25, 2016

'Love' my table runner

Earlier this month I served on jury duty and brought along this little table runner to hand stitch the binding while I waited to be called.  Can you believe I was the very first one called for a jury?  Ah, the best laid plans....  But I did eventually get it done before the week was out.

Love table runner 15 x 39 inches
I took the lettering idea from a block in Quiltmaker's 100 blocks by Cosmo Cricket, and the paper pieced heart was an orphan block.  Don't ask me where that came from. Too many years ago!

It seems when I started quilting I felt that unless a quilt was large enough for a bed, it was essentially useless.  Can't remember how many times I rolled my eyes at even the idea of making a wall hanging as I thumbed through quilting magazines.

How times have changed!  Now I have more bed sized quilts than I will probably ever need (even in frozen Minnesota,) and have gradually worked my way down from making queen size... to lap size... to wall hangings... to (gasp!) table runners and even a few doll/miniature quilts.  I still need to create and make quilts, but just can't justify making more than a couple large quilts each year.  And those are often now gifted to family members (who don't live at my house!)  But, I'm finding these smaller quilts to be quick and fun to make.

Has your quilting changed over time too?

1 comment:

  1. Oh, yes, my quilting has changed -- I, too, started out big and now try to make small things. It's just too expensive to make bed-sized quilts anymore. Still enjoy the process, however!! Sally