One of the things I received in a Christmas gift exchange was a pack of charm squares in these gorgeous greens, purples and tans. With my current lack of inspiration, I thought perhaps I’d just do something simple, just to be able to put thread into fabric. So, I laid out the squares, putting the prints into three rows, setting the solids aside.
I sewed the sets of three, pressing the seams opposite on adjoining rows.
In no time at all, the runner was assembled.
I began auditioning fabrics for a border.
Eliminating the very lightest, I tried several prints.
Narrowing the choices to two, there is this lighter one…
or this darker one.
Ultimately, I thought the lighter one would do better, so I added borders with it.
It was loaded on the longarm for quick quilting.
I used King Tut variegated green thread on top, with a sage green Bottom Line in the bobbin.
With the maple leaf prints, the pantograph called Maple Dance went perfectly.
Quilting finished in under an hour.
Trimmed up, it was ready to bind.
I decided to use a matching binding to the border, and sewed the binding onto the top side.
I did the handwork on the back in less time than it took to watch a playoff game.
Quick finish, I love these colors.
I had the perfect place in mind when I started this project, my dresser. Our bedroom is painted in a medium tan with a soft sage green accent wall. You can see the tan color under the white windowsill. The east end of the room is all windows, flooding the room with light in the early morning. The runner is perfect, and it has the right colors for year round use.
Now my Depression Glass dresser set has a pretty place to sit. The colors match the walls very well.
Thanks, Val!! Perfect choice!! Have you made a dresser runner?
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