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Monday, March 26, 2012

Jewel Tone Metallic Autumn Table Runner

Last fall I purchased some metallic fat quarters at a local bazaar.
This week I finally started a project using them.
I must say that I do not like working with metallics!  I melted one of the blocks because my iron was too hot. 

Nonetheless, I persevered and finally decided on this simple block :
 I used this color combination for eight 7.5-inch blocks and  made a variation of the color and stripe pattern for 4 additional blocks.  When I had 12 completed, I decided that was all I wanted to make, so I played with arrangements to see what I could do with them. I tried this layout.
 I did not like it. So went with this, which was my original plan.
 I sewed them all together, added some red triangles on each end, then sandwiched and machine quilted it. I ended up with a table runner that measures 56 inches long and 14 inches wide. 
 This size is good for my large dining room  table.
Now I can't wait for fall so I can see how it works with a fully-set jewel-tone table.


Osage Bluff Quilter said...

OH WOW, that is beautiful. I can only imagine the patience it took to work with that slick stuff!
But it is just awesome!

Fiesta said...


Chris said...

Lovely! Can't wait to see your table setting. :)

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