Friday, October 30, 2009

New Fall Table Runner...



...it's still in the quilt top stage, but I pieced a new fall table runner for us. I used up all scraps except for the black for the chain running diagonally through the top. Quick and easy. I originally had 6 blocks, but it ended up being too long for our table for twelve. A little frog stitching, and I was all set! It's very large (don't have an exact measurement). My daughter is standing on a chair in the pic, and it's barely off the floor.


I also pieced a few blocks for a quilt I'm going to be piecing with a friend. It's the 21st Century Bull's Eye from Quilts from Aunt Amy by Country Threads. I wanted to make a few blocks to show my friend what it will look like on a small scale. The seam allowances are on the top, so they curl up slightly after washing and add an interesting dimension to the quilt. Another stashbuster!

~Joan

4 comments:

Caryn said...

Hi Joan! Your tablerunner and your bullseyes are both very nice! Lots of autumn color going on - I love it! Gotta love a stashbuster and curved piecing that is raw edge is pretty cool too - and a lot easier I'm guessing.

momtofatdogs said...

I had to read this twice because I thought she was just TALL! Ha Ha Ha.

Very pretty. I love the colors.

Sam

Anonymous said...

Your Table-runner is absolutely gorgeous.

Audrey

Grace F. said...

Joan, when sewing the bull's eye, are you using a zig zag stitch or straight stitch? How close to the edge of the circle are you sewing? After washing, will it be like a rag quilt?
Grace.