Tag Archives: Table runners

‘Alpine Meadows’

It’s ‘Table Runner’ time again! This month the PP’s are creating a runner with a block frequently used to make trees or mountains.

This time, Sue has chosen a modern blue print that positively pops …


Marcia has picked a berry red … with some good-natured reverse sewing that kept us in stitches!

Marcia's feature block

Pam chose a focus of sunny yellow … just in time for her move to a warmer place beside a river …

Pam's hot stuff!

Dianne also had a red theme …with alternating direction of the background stripe …

Dianne's sedate contrast

Heather’s vibrant colours ripple and zing …


and I chose some stash fabric that has a ‘ Christmassy’ look…


Now to put the blocks together and quilt it. Anyone know the various titles of this block?

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Distant Horizons

Distant Horizons

Distant Horizons

Finished it! This one now doesn’t belong in the list of UFO’s! An easy table runner to construct (using the ‘Accuquilt’ half hexagon die), and quilted with straight lines. A project of the PP’s.

This reminded me of childhood summers spent at the beach gazing out across the water at the horizon. Some days the water was dark and stormy, others a clear calm blue, or whipped up and foamy on a hot north wind day.

It is not an easy task to name a quilt. It can be as easy as putting a pin in a dictionary, or as hard as getting centres to meet in a mariners compass! What helps you come up with names for your quilts?

Ouch! Pesky pins

Celtic Fabrics

Celtic Fabrics

Our little group of wonderful patchwork buddies, ‘Pascoe Patchers’, met at our local shop ‘Patchworks Unlimited’ to do a class making a Celtic table runner by Zoe Clifton. All was very quiet with concentration – and an occasional exclamation of ‘ouch’ – as appliqué pins made cartwheel patterns!

Cartwheeling applique pins!

Cartwheeling applique pins!

The background colour is actually green – the lighting at home changes according to how much sunlight comes throughout the diffused roof panels in DH’s shed – slowly being taken over to become ‘my studio’ – but that’s another story!

Bias is now sewn down.

Bias is now sewn down.

After stitching, this photo was taken on an overcast day, so the colour looks washed out. Same camera, same setting, so annoying!

Next step is to do the quilting. I’m going to use Wondefil Spaghetti 12wt thread, just waiting for it to arrive at my local shop.