Another Runway Done! Wahoo!

Well now, here’s another abandoned table runner from the cavernous place I call my closet. It was rather fun to uncover so many “almost finished” projects. I wonder why they keep hiding from me. Perhaps because they’re undressed?

A while back I designed this table runner for the Moonlit Blooms collection. A wonderful feature of this pattern is that it allows space for a focal. There’s just enough piecing to make it interesting without being too laborous. I LOVE that! It is necessary to be very accurate with the piecing though because there’s no wiggle room for cutting down or stretching to fit. So, you need to make sure the 1/4″ seam allowance is very accurate before beginning and no rushing!

This was the condition it was in when I found it. Not bad, huh? Just had to prepare a backing and rustle up a piece of batting.

Since I was quilting it on the domestic machine, I decided to mimic-quilt the design in the focal. It was a fun digression from the usual stitch-in-the-ditch method, but it was a bit more time consuming having to make the curves. In the end it was awesome and well worth the extra time and frustration. It turned out beautiful!

The definition from the quilting is lovely! The pieced border was stitched in the ditch and that went much quicker. None-the-less, if I had to do it again, I would choose to do it the same way! Sometimes beauty is just worth the pain, right?

This is going to make such a beautiful gift for someone!

I have a really awesome project to show you next week that had been sitting around for at least a year. I made a mistake and stopped. I’ll show you the mistake so be watching for the project!



  1. Katrina - February 25, 2014

    I LOVE it Mari! The quilting is beautiful. I’m starting to wonder just how large your closet is 🙂

  2. Anita - February 25, 2014

    So beautiful Mari. I love it.

  3. Ann - February 25, 2014

    How handy to have a design in the fabric to follow for a pretty quilt design. Lovely!

  4. Carol Vickers - February 25, 2014

    Lovely – is this pattern still available?

  5. Mari - February 25, 2014

    No it’s not Carol but I’m sure it will be out again in another collection. Hang onto your hat! It’ll be back!

  6. Linda Froggie - February 25, 2014

    Oh no, Carol is chomping at the bit to get this pattern! I bet she uses Christmas fabric on hers. I love this runner, it’s very groovy. And the fabric is very cool, too. Another great job, Mari!
    ~Hopppy Quilting~

  7. Sheila - February 25, 2014

    Oh, Mari! Another job well done. Love that you could quilt the designs on the fabric – isn’t that fun?

  8. Jenni - February 26, 2014

    What a lovely version of your runner Mari! It’s quite soothing in those colors and fabrics!

  9. Teri - February 26, 2014

    Cross another UFO off the list. You are going to be able to start a TON of new projects if you keep finishing them!!

  10. Mari - February 26, 2014

    I know! I’m so excited about all my finished UFO! It’s absolutely great! Wahoo!

  11. Lou Ann - March 1, 2014

    And what a beauty it is Mari!!! You do such wonderful work!!