Last week I pulled this warm & festive stack of fabrics from my stash, all are prints from Art Gallery collections -- Artisan, Bound, Wanderer, Bijoux, Wonderland, and Cultivate, with a Thanksgiving quilt project in mind!
This table runner is the second project I teach in my Quick Quilt As You Go class and it's so fun to make! Once my fabrics were all cut, just two 2.5" strips of each print, this table runner took just a little more than one hour to make, including the binding! Using QAYG makes it that fast! When I shared a quick photo of this runner on my Facebook yesterday, someone commented that it's so fast, "easy peasy, you could have one for every season and holiday," it's so true! I plan to do that myself!
The mix of prints in mustard yellows, earthy browns, rust, and ashy blues adds the warmth and autumn vibe I want for our Thanksgiving table, but I think these unexpected choices makes this a great runner to use anytime of year. I would love to make a quilt using this color scheme!
To finish I used up the very last of my Bound stripe binding leftover from my latest Herringbone Quilt!
Here it is all finished on our dining room table! This one measures about 14" x 64" just a little wider and quite a bit shorter than the first example I made. I' plan to experiment with the size, as well as fabric selection, with each new one I make. I'll be sure to share which size I decide like best!
And now I'd like to make a set of matching placements and napkins, but I'm running out of time! How about you, are you making anything handmade for your Thanksgiving table?