Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Patchwork Pieces of Pumpkin Pie...

is my (tongue twister) name for the scrappy patchwork table runner I just completed. Autumn colours and pumpkin pie go hand in hand, right? ;o) This table runner was inspired by the first project I've made piecing nothing but triangles together. The trick to piecing triangles smoothly is in the pressing of the seams.
I'm happy with my decision to change the border fabric as it seems to compliment the triangles without blending in. For a bit of whimsy, I free motion quilted a leaf pattern onto the triangles and then stipple quilted the border fabric.
Finding that the fabric I wanted for the backing wasn't large enough, I decided to use leftover patchwork from the front to make up the difference. I now love the backing as much as the front! The backing also shows off my quilting more noticeably. It is so liberating to free motion quilt.
Here's a close-up of one corner of the backing to show you the quilting and the binding fabric. The fabric for the binding had to be pieced for width because I didn't have enough to cut my usual 2 3/4" binding strips. I had to add a 1" strip in order to have the width I needed, but as you can see the other fabric is folded to the inside so you don't even notice my piecing trick. ;o)

My new table runner from the front...
and from the back...
finished and ready to be enjoyed!


  1. Gorgeous!
    Love the leaf quilting. And you're right, the back is just as pretty as the front. :)


  2. Great idea to piece a little bit of the front onto the back - love the quilt

  3. Wow! It is stunning! I love the colors and the way you quilted it!

  4. It's lovely! Both sides!!!
    Love those colours and the name you gave it just fabolous :) 4Ps!

  5. Just lovely - the leaf quilting is amazing!!

  6. I just love this. You did a great job!!!


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