I am really excited about my latest “charm pack friendly” table runner design!
The fabric line is “Autumn Day” designed by Kathy Mink for Wilmington Prints. The pumpkins, plaids, leaves, and berries definitely say “fall.” I purchased a newly arrived charm pack of forty-two 5″ squares from Sew There! Quilts and More in Angier, NC. (I know the shop has plenty of charm packages, and Bonnie would be happy to mail you the fabric for this project.)
I am working on writing instructions for the table runner which uses ALL the squares of a charm pack plus some light fabric for sashing and first border. The Churn Dash blocks were quick and easy to assemble; dimensions were simple due to using 5″ pre-cuts. Tan tone-on-tone separates the blocks, and a scrappy border accentuates the homey appearance. An all-over quilting design of various leaf shapes with gold polyester thread compliments the fall theme. I considered making the binding from an orange tone-on-tone fabric, but opted for black grunge. I felt that while orange contrasts nicely with the prints in the runner, it wouldn’t show up well against my oak dining table. On the other hand, if your dining table is black or dark brown, an orange binding would be perfect.
Would you be interested in making this table runner design? Would you have time to participate in a Quilt Along with other abyquilts blog readers this fall?