I attended a quilt retreat a few weeks ago. The 26 of us brought our own projects to work on. There’s nothing better than spending three days sewing to your heart’s content and having someone else do all the cooking! I like to do easy projects so I can go home with something finished. I had a charm pack of 5″ squares (by designer Pat Sloan for Moda fabrics) that I wanted to create something with. I had also purchased about a yard of extra fabric that coordinated with the charm pack. I decided to make a table runner for my long kitchen table. I made up the pattern, which was quite simple.
I made rows of 3 prints separated by 2″ sashing. Then I added a wider border with the same fabric as the sashing.
The quilting was very simple–just straight lines. I varied the spacing to add some interest. I finished it off with an orange print for the binding.
Though this winter seems never ending (a few more inches of snow today!), this table runner makes me happy every time I look at it. And even though I didn’t measure beforehand, it fits my table perfectly. I couldn’t be more pleased with the result.