Falling Leaves Table Runner

When I saw Falling Leaves Pattern Download from Cora’s Quilts I fell in love.  This would look so perfect in my living room this Fall.  I used the 5 Fat Quarter option (which by the way gives you enough fabric for a scrappy back…BONUS!)  I thought this would look great in Jenni Calo’s new line Mix It Up!

These are the fabrics I used. The first 5 are the FQ for the leaves and pieced border, the Button Down Plaid – Brown for inside border and pieced border corners, and the Interwining Cheverons in Cream make the perfect background.  I also used the Creaam in the pieced border to give just a bit more variety.

The runner went together very quickly and I am pleased with how it looks.  I decided I wanted the runner to not have a true top and bottom so I turned two of the blocks the opposite way. The other thought I had was to applique the leaves on catawampus to give a blown affect.

I am still a newbie when it comes to finish quilting (which is why I have a ton of unfinished projects.)  The benefit of working here at Connecting Threads is that I have people who do such beautiful quilting that I can consult with and get ideas from.  They are also great teachers and fabulous mentors. I had already quilted by sewing the square inside the square, but from there I wasn’t really sure what I wanted to do.  So I brought it in and talked it over with Mari.  I really like meandering and although I’m totally not very good at it, I am determined to become so.  So, Mari and I came up with a plan so I can practice my meandering quilting, but in small easy-to-take doses.  I am not going to show you the final results today, so I guess you will just have to stay tuned for my next post to see how I am getting along.

Since, it is not a done deal, I would love to hear how you would quilt this runner.


  1. Susan Terpin - September 25, 2013

    Ooooooh so pretty. The plaids seem like an unusual choice but they look brilliant. I love it.

  2. Jenni - September 25, 2013

    Anita!! That came out so fantastic!!

  3. Judy - September 25, 2013

    As far as I’m concerned you can’t have enough Fall. Your table runner is beautiful and looks like it would be a quick project. Love the fabrics you chose!

  4. Laraine - September 25, 2013

    I love that you made it multi-directional. Mix It Up really was a great choice for this. Can’t wait to see it all finished.

  5. Katrina - September 25, 2013

    Ooh, I love your fabric choices! I can’t wait to see how you end up quilting it.

  6. Mari - September 25, 2013

    Awesome Anita! You are doing a great job at quilting BTW! Beautiful blog too. As I shared before, the fabric choices are superb and I like that you chose to do your own thing by changing up the leaves. The table runner will be much more usable that way!

  7. Alisha - September 25, 2013

    Love this, Anita!! Your fabric choices are pure perfection.

  8. Ann - September 25, 2013

    Lovely for fall! I like the machine appliqué you did. Looking forward to seeing your final project.

  9. Karen - September 25, 2013

    It looks great Anita. Good fabric choices.

  10. Teri - September 25, 2013

    I love all the fall colors you chose from the collection. Super cute! My birthday is in December…..

  11. Deb - September 25, 2013

    Anita, you did such a great job! I love that you turned your leaves in different directions and can’t wait to see it complete with quilting and binding. Go girl, you can do it!

  12. Jenna - October 1, 2013

    This turned out SOOO STINKIN cute!