It’s crunch time here right now, as I need to have everything wrapped up for the new book in the next couple weeks. On top of that, I have had sick kids so there has been way more snuggling than sewing, and no exposing the babysitter. And though I enjoyed all the snuggling, the timing could have been better!
During all the snuggling, my sample yardage of my fall fabric line arrived. It’s always fun when that package arrives – It’s been about 9 months since I painted up the ideas, so it feels like I have been waiting for a while for it to arrive 😉
In case you missed my previous blog posts on this line, it’s called Home for Harvest. (You can view the entire line here). It will arrive in stores sometime in May – in time for you to get your fall quilts finished in time for the season!
I have several larger quilts that I have started with the line, but while I was waiting for this yardage to arrive, I whipped up a little runner made out of my strike-offs (meaning I had about a 10″ square of each and used a couple of pieces from my stash for the background).
Since I don’t have any of the other quilts with this fabric done to share with you, and I can’t share any of my book projects yet, I thought I would have another Sew Along to give me something to blog about while I wait.
During the Sew Along, I will just share a few tips on this runner, but nothing as involved as my last sew along. I know many of you got the pattern last time or followed along, but were short on time when it came to getting it finished. This one is a quicker and smaller, so maybe that will make it easier for those that want to join along. Or you can just follow along, and pick up a few tips.
The runner doesn’t involve any triangles or applique, so whatever you level of quilting skills, you could handle this. In fact, our niece came over a couple of weekends ago and made this runner. It was her first quilt, and she had very little experience with a sewing machine. She sent me a few pictures to share –
To start with, all you need to do is figure out your fabrics. You will need:
1 Mini Charm Pack (or 38 – 2 1/2″ squares)
1/8 yard cream
3/8 yard grey
1/4 yard binding
The runner measures 11 1/2″ x 34″
I will share a few cutting and piecing tips next time we meet. Hope to see you back here then!
PS – The other fabrics shown are Persimmon and PB and J, both by Basic Grey for Moda Fabrics.