Type of item: Home Decor
Style: Holiday, Cute
A. Fall runner - fall colored fabrics and varigated thread. B. Christmas runner - kit
What was your inspiration?
Tis the season to work on Presents. I saw the kit for this cute Christmas Table Runner on line and couldn't resist it. It at Connecting Threads, quick easy and fun to make. Enough fabric come's in the kit to make almost two with a little added from your stash for the second runner.
The Fall runner is a pattern from a 'Skinny Quilts' book I've had for ever, and I'd made a fall runner for a friend last year that her Aunt has 'borrowed' and is reluctant to return, so I made this one for her to either keep or gift to her Aunt. The fabrics are all from my stash of fall fat quarters and yardage.
What are you most proud of?
I'm using these table runners and other I'll be making to practice my quilting skills, so I'm trying all kinds of designs, and fabrics. I'm also biting the bullet and doing the bindings by hand. Since I have issues with mobility in my hands, I have to stop & start alot, and I've gotta say thank Heavean for Aleve and Ben Gay.
Craftsy is going to make me a better quilter just because there are so many really good quilters who share their work, and inspire us all.
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
Relax and have fun. For me quilting is therapy, and boy do I love therapy, now if I could just find a way for the quilts to massage my shoulders while I work.. well never mind, I'd fall asleep and never get anything done.