table runner fabrics

I tied for 3rd place in the Bee Square Fabrics Dr. Seuss quilt contest. Yay!

The first new project I’m starting this spring is another table runner like the Christmas Runner. I liked it so much, and it was such a great project for practicing applique and hand sewing that I decided to make a year-round runner to leave on our dining room table. This project of course came from the supremely inspiring Purl Bee, and it was originally conceived as a Thanksgiving Runner. The benefit of having made one already is that I already know measurements and difficulty, and now I can tweak to make it better.

I cut out the fabric for the patches this afternoon. I traded out that light blue and orange floral fabric for an Amy Butler print I’d wanted to use on the Christmas Runner. I’d already made the patches, but it didn’t work with that color palette. So those are ready to go. The polka dot fabrics in the middle are from JoAnn, the silverware fabrics on the right are from Lizzy House’s Dish collection, and the hexagonal fabric is Jay McCarroll’s Afghan Hexagon in Orange.

That hexagon fabric was the background fabric in the winning quilt at Bee Square, and I liked it so much when I saw it that I ordered some for myself. It turns out it was designed by Jay McCarroll, the first winner of Project Runway, for Free Spirit. Very cool.