Friday, August 22, 2014

Diamond Table/Hutch Runner

The class sample table runner is quilted, bound, and resting on my hutch.  
Yes, hutch.  I've tried putting table runners on my OVAL table, and they just don't work.  So I made this one to fit the top of the hutch, and it adds some autumn sparkle to the room.

The quilting is composed of billowing lines,
with some maple leaves here and there.  Unfortunately, they're hard to see.
Oh well, win some, lose some!  Leaves in a wave are in the border.  And once again, pretty gold Glide thread was used throughout.

I've also made some progress on my Book of the Month project, Sunny Lanes from Nickel Quilts. (affiliate link) Wanting to use up the 2 1/2" strips first, I cut off 10" lengths and sewed them to background strips.

That way, I had a lot of four patch variety immediately. Then I did the nickel squares to make half square triangles, and popped everything up on the design wall.

Pretty, huh?  Here's one block:
I think I have enough to make a queen size quilt, but I think that may change.  Maybe a lap size, we'll see.

Okay, got to get back to it!  Have a great weekend and spend some time quilting!


  1. It's always fun to see you work your way through Nickel Quilts and your stash. Looks good.

  2. Great idea to sew those strips on the background fabric! This is going to be a beautiful quilt, no matter what size it ends up being!


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