Wednesday, October 22, 2014

I'm a real runner!!

No, not physically, but I am loving all my sew runners in my sewing room!  I have now completed 3 and have about 6 more to go.  These guys are quick and fun.  I am all for both of those traits.

I have a small 3 shelf bookcase near my sewing machine, and use it all the time.  I don't like dust or to dust, so I decided that a table runner was the answer.

 Cindy at Live A Colorful Life gave me a mini charm pack of 'April Showers', and I love how cheerful these fabrics look.  I ordered a second pack, and here they are.
 This is the very first time I've used my design wall!  As you can see, I haven't even pressed it yet.  I still need to add some grommets to the bottom and secure it.
 I decided to go with a pretty dense matchstick quilting.  All I had was a scrap of polyester batting, so I had to do something to tame the loft.
 I grabbed a couple of scraps from my stash, and I'm thinking that it all came together pretty well.

Finished size is 10x28.  I'm loving how fun and bright it came out.

Linking to:  Let's Bee Social! at Sew Fresh Quilts.  NTT! at My Quilt Infatuation.

19 comments:

molly b quilts said...

It looks great! I love the binding choice!

Vera said...

This is more fun than dust for sure!

Patchwork and Play said...

It's gorgeous Vicki! Those mini charms are fun to play with, aren't they? No worrying about the dust now!

Jeanie said...

Very cute! I especially like the striped binding.

Kim said...

What a fun and colourful runner to curtail all that dust. Love the binding. What a happy li'l nook to brighten you sewing room.

Pam @Threading My Way said...

LOVE the striped binding!!! A great way to get out of dusting.

Stephie said...

They would definitely cheer me up every time I looked at them! Your sewing space must be a very happy place :)

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Jennifer Ogawa said...

That is sew cheerful. I love the strip binding.

Lorna McMahon said...

Wow! This is a super cute way to dress up that shelf and add a punch of color to the room! Love the striped binding. Looks fabulous!

Podunk Pretties said...

Oh I need one of these! Super cute!

Acorn to Oak said...

Cute! :-)

Catherine said...

I get the impression that your home is bright, comfortable and cheerful. A lovely place to be surrounded by your lovely projects.

JanineMarie said...

Dusting is such a thankless task--the dust just comes right back. Boo! Your runner is a happy solution. And the striped border is delightful.

AmandaK@whatthebobbin said...

What a cute runner! I especially love the red stripey binding. Nice touch. :)

CeLynn said...

What a great idea! I detest dusting too,might have to borrow this idea from you. The little runner turned out sweet!

Valerie Reynolds said...

I love how fun and bright it turned out too!! I esp. like that binding!!!

Michele said...

I like, I like. I too am itching to make more runners to add those small pops of color around the house.

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