Since I can’t enter this week’s Table Runners quilt contest, I thought I’d share the one I created for my mom’s birthday earlier this month.

It started out as an experiment in piecing curves. I cut 6 9-inch squares of hand-dyed fabrics, stacked them on top of each other, then cut two slightly off-centre gentle curves.


I mixed up the pieces, then stitched them back together. I squared up my blocks, joined them together and added a 3″ border. Spray basted and ready for quilting:


My free motion skills aren’t accurate enough yet to try to complete this spiral design, so I used regular stitch mode and the edge of my 1/4″ foot. I spun the quilt around and around and around to complete the design.


I am thrilled with how the spiral design turned out. So much gorgeous texture in echo-like quilting.


The back:quilt back

Close-up pics after being washed for the first time. I just love the crinkly goodness.




A happy experiment!

Fall’s Glory Table Runner
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12 thoughts on “Fall’s Glory Table Runner

  • September 22, 2011 at 11:03 pm

    Great! I love the way it turned out!

  • September 22, 2011 at 11:33 pm

    This came out great. I thought of entering the contest, but then I realized that the runners I had done were before I had a digital camera. these were given as a gift.

  • September 22, 2011 at 11:34 pm

    That is really nice!

  • September 22, 2011 at 11:48 pm

    This looks fabulous!!I love echo quilting also and you did a wonderful job.
    Hugs, Deborah

  • September 23, 2011 at 7:07 am

    Beautiful! It looks like suede with the fabrics you used and the quilting accentuates the “curvy” look of the pieces. Wonderful job!

  • September 23, 2011 at 7:47 am

    too bad you can’t enter, i’d vote for that….reminds me of the echo quilting in hawaiian quilts….beautiful!

  • September 23, 2011 at 10:33 am

    Beautiful runner and fabrics! Neat design too!

  • September 23, 2011 at 12:43 pm

    Very nice. Love the hand dyes and the quilting!

  • September 24, 2011 at 9:00 am

    Perfect runner:) I love the quilting and the colors are phenomenal!!!!

  • September 24, 2011 at 8:25 pm

    That is a very sweet experiment!!! Just love the colors but the quilty makes it awesome! Your mom will love this!

  • September 25, 2011 at 2:22 pm

    Very very pretty – and I love your echo quilting! Perfect! Whoop whoop!!

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