Friday, November 5, 2010

Sew & Tell for Friday

Our upcoming class, Terrific Turnover Table Runners utilizes the precut packs of half-square triangles from Moda called Turnovers.

I used one of the quilt patterns in this book by Fig Tree & Co. for the table runner.  Have you ever done this?  Just use one row of a quilt pattern to make a runner?

The first border could be narrowed a bit if needed to fit your table.  I like a big chunky runner on my table. 

I used The Caroler turnover, a nice golden marble for the center tiles and binding, moda red crackle for the first border & crossbars, nightscapes from Marcus for the second border, and Spring Hill Scrolls by Kaufman for the final border.  On the back is one of the Debbie Mumm prints from Santa’s Big Night.


Not sure how well this will show up, but I used my Christmas GO! die to make templates for the quilting done in the borders.  There are snowflakes & holly leaves down the long sides of the runner & on the ends are Christmas trees & holly leaves.


I took a scrap of freezer paper & cut out the shapes.  Then with a water soluble marker, I traced around each shape.  Once the runner was all marked, I free motion quilted.  I used a solid red Presencia to quilt the center and a variegated green King Tut to quilt the borders.


Since the triangles were already cut using the turnovers, I had to use the GO! cutter somehow in this new project!


Unknown said...

Beautiful! I had to click on the last photo to enlarge it but the quilting shows up great then. GREAT job!! Thank you for sharing.

teachpany said...

That is really pretty!! Love the quilting details, and I also like using a mix of fabrics. Great job, as usual!

harleywife57/ Mickey White said...

Shannon: you have outdone yourself again ! I just love it ; and the quilting is gorgeous !
will this be for sale , or is it yours ? just asking ......