Friday, September 23, 2011

Pieced Fall Table Runner, take 2

Last week when I posted the Fall Table Runner using 4 fat quarters, I already had this table runner planned. This one uses all 6 of the fall pallet fat quarters that I bought. Last week, the quilt went together quickly and without problems. This week, not so much! I should have just stopped when I realized the quilting gods were not smiling on me this time around.
If I could calculate wrong, I did.
If I could measure wrong, I did.
If I could cut wrong, I did.
If I could sew it wrong, I did that, too.


Nevertheless, I pressed on! (Literally. Pressing is a key part of quilting.)
I will spare you all the frustrating details, and just show the final product.

My camera doesn't do the colors justice. Here are close ups of the squares:



You can make this with 6 fat quarters, or with scraps.
(See last Friday's post for more details.)

For one large leaf blocks.  You need 2. (finished block size 10 1/2")

Leaf fabric: Cut 1 4" x 12" rectangle, then cut that into 3  4" squares
*Cut 1 4 1/2" x 9" rectangle
Cut 1  1" x 6" strip

For leaf background fabric
*Cut 1 4 1/2" x 9" rectangle
Cut 1 4" square
Cut 1 4 1/2" square    then cut into 2 triangles. Use these with the 1 x 6 strip to make stem.

*Make speedy triangles with these pieces. Mark them like this,
and then sew seams 1/4" on both side of diagonal lines. Cut on all lines. You will have 4 squares. Trim to 4" See  here for sewing details.

For medium background fabric (swirly brown)

Cut 1 11 1/2" square-- Then cut into 4  5 3/4" squares

Dark
Cut 1 13" square, Cut into 4 right triangles.

For each small leaf squares (Finished block size 5 3/4")

Leaf fabric cut 3     2 1/2" squares
Cut 1   3/4" x 5" strip
*Cut 1    2  3/4"  x 5 1/2"  rectangle

Leaf Background (to make 4 leaves)
Cut 4   2 1/4" blocks
Cut 4  2 3/4" block  then cut each into right triangles. Use these to create stem block with 3/4" x 5" strip.
*Cut 4   2  3/4" x 5 1/2" rectangles (1 for each leaf)
*Make speedy triangles with these pieces. See  above or here for details.

For small squares, follow directions from last week. Trim each block to 2 1/4 inches. Sew together following the same directions as last week.
Sew 4 small leaves together to create center block. Try the leaves in a variety of positions to see your favorite.

I referred to these books to help design this runner: Your First Quilt Book by Carol Doak and Quick Country Quilting by Debbie Mumm

Here are small blocks 1 and 2 that didn't work. Waywardness!








19 comments:

Tracy said...

Your table runner is gorgeous, might not have gone as smoothly as you wanted, but the end result is perfect.

Heather Landry said...

Waywardness is good! I love the end product and the fact that you kept going even though things didn't start out so well.

Just Jaime said...

Love the colors and smaller leaves. Thanks for including the Waywardness; makes me feel more normal =)

Brave Brooke said...

I like the variation you added! You're awesome!

Jordan McCollum said...

I love that orange red! And congrats for making it past the waywardness ;) .

laxsupermom said...

What a pretty table runner! I've been working on autumnizing my decor, and that looks like such a great project. Thanks for sharing.

Sarah @ Modern Country Style said...

It's SO lovely!! I love the combination of colours and pattern. I'd want to keep it out all year!!! But there is something especially nice about getting certain things out just for that particular season, isn't there!

I love your blog!! I've signed up to follow you!

Sarahx

Christine @ Sugar and Trash said...

I love this table runner! It looks so Thanksgiving.....

Jill said...

The table runner turned out great! Don't we all have days like that when EVERYTHING seems to go wrong! Well done for perservering! It was worth it!

Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
Hope you have a great week!
Jill @ Creating my way to Success
http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

Heather said...

Beautiful! Really puts you in the mood for fall, too. Love it! :o)

trophyw.blogspot.com said...

Gorgeous! I am always impressed when people can quilt. My few attempts have never worked out.

Tammy said...

So festive!! Looks great!

Honey at 2805 said...

The pieced runner is so creative and so festive looking! Nice job!

Thank you for linking to Potpourri Friday. I appreciated your participation. Sorry I'm so tardy in commenting, but I've been away for the past four days. Hope to see you again this week! Please put a link back to my Blog in the body of your post so that everyone will know that you linked to me and can join in the party fun! See you Friday!

shopannies said...

beautiful

Julia @ 551Eastdesign said...

I'm sorry for all the frustrations! But it totally paid off! This is fantastic. :)

PS I have a $50 cash giveaway going on at my blog this week. Come by when you get a chance! :)

Monica said...

This is super! Thank you!
Happy Fall,
Monica.

Mom Daughter Style said...

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Diann said...

This came out beautiful! Love the colrs and the fabric choices! thank you for joining TTF and have a fun day!

Marie said...

Love how it turned out! Thanks so much for linking up with us at Show & Share! Hope you’re joining us again this week!
http://mylilpinkpocket.blogspot.com/2011/10/show-share-8.html

Marie
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