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Heirloom Table Runner

Happy Election Day, America!  Lots of excitement here in Colorado.  How about a nice, berry-hued table runner to greet November?

I bought a jelly roll of Joel Dewberry’s Heirloom on a discount a few months ago and finally busted it out to make a quick, non-fussy table runner for our dining table.  Our house was looking way too bland and I’ve been SO into berry hues lately that this jelly roll was screaming to be sewn.  All I did was piece together the jelly roll strips in an echo pattern from the center of the table runner, trimmed it to size and used the trimmings to help make a cute backing.

Funny story:  my HOMIE, Amy (Stitchery Dickory Dock), came over the other night and when she saw my table runner in progress she squealed a little –she made an almost IDENTICAL one for her ma last Christmas!  On the one hand, this is hilariously entertaining, but on the other hand, it’s totally expected.  She and I have these moments pretty much daily, you guys.  We realize we made something similar (or identical), we love the same obscure fabric line, we’re brewing up a similar idea, or we discover a shared a love of music or certain comedies.  I’m so glad our guild brought us together (check out her post about why to join one!).

Psst: if you look closely at my table runner you can see a section of Amy’s quilting from when she took my new IKEA sewing table for a test drive.  That woman can stipple!  Now, not only do I have an awesome table runner in my dining room, but I also have a fun memory to go with it.

When was the last time you hung out and sewed or crafted with a friend?

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8 Comments

  • Jess H

    Oh! it’s gorgeous! and the back of this along with some quilts I’ve seen lately have inspired my next duvet cover idea. One of these days you’ll push me over into getting a sewing machine :). Maybe that should be my incentive to clean off my craft table!?!

    November 6, 2012 at 2:35 pm Reply
  • Emily

    Oh man, that is one gorgeous table runner!!! I don’t have a sewing buddy but it sure would be nice to have one!

    November 6, 2012 at 4:28 pm Reply
  • Kari

    That is hilarious that you and Amy made virtually the same runner. Isn’t our guild the best?

    November 6, 2012 at 4:48 pm Reply
  • nicke

    it has been toooo long since i have hung out with sewing friends for me. i need to move to colorado… for a few reasons now! 😉 xoxoxo

    November 7, 2012 at 3:31 pm Reply
  • Christina Franklin

    Love! You do such beautiful work.

    November 9, 2012 at 8:12 am Reply
  • Jenelle

    So fun! I can’t decide whether I like the front or the back more (both are gorgeous). You and Amy are too cute. 🙂

    November 9, 2012 at 12:56 pm Reply
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