Monday, June 03, 2013

in threes

I am not so good at the taking pictures part. I've been saving these up for awhile, waiting for the perfect springtime flowers to pop up. i ended up settling for sage blossoms.

Here kitty, kitty table runner
Here kitty, kitty table runner

When I was younger, my mom and I both worked at Hobby Lobby. At some point we found this booklet for a cat quilt. Even though neither of us had ever quilted anything, we bought the book and picked out fabrics and other supplies. and then we never made the quilt. i can't remember exactly what it looked like now, though I believe it was applique. but i know we chose bright vintage calicos in fun candy colors. the memory of that almost-quilt was in my mind when i made this table runner. i used mostly denyse schmidt fabrics for a vintage modern vibe and a bone colored cotton couture for the background. i used my blackkitty handprint on linen for the backing with a few scraps thrown in. i fmq the swirled hook from the angela walters book to evoke cat claws. it's such a cute kitschy block design--i might revisit and make a baby quilt eventually.

Holiday Bear Table Runner

I've been wanting to make some holiday/winter items for the shop. Spicy and I are not much into traditional Christmas colors but I've always loved the Brrr line by Laurie Wisbrun. I started with her cute polar bears and picked out coordinating prints in reds, aquas, and greys. i took a cue from Melissa's strip quilt and did something similar, cutting strips of varying widths from fat quarters and randomly sewing them together. on this one i wanted to keep the quilting minimal, so i quilted straight lines 1/4" away from each strip. I used grey organic cotton canvas for the backing. my favorite part of this runner is the candy cane striped bias binding and the 2 rounded corners.

Earth and Sky Table Runner

The last runner is also meant to be seasonal, though I think it's neutral enough to be used year-round. i knew when i picked up this constellations fabric that i wanted to make star blocks. i've used this block design before on my dad's quilt. i picked coordinates for the background based on the colors in the star fabric. i threw in a couple of other lizzy house prints for fun. on this one, i stippled the background and hand quilted the stars with perle cotton. the backing is another organic cotton canvas and i rounded all 4 corners.

i love all of 3 these runners and will be sad (but happy!) to part with them. they are all listed in the shop.


  1. These are all so adorable!!

  2. Ahhh, cute, love the kitties!

  3. Adorable tablerunners! And I love the second one with two curved corners :)


  4. All three are great! I love the kitty cat detail!

  5. Love your table runners especially the rounded corners.



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