Autumn Runner Finish

It’s been a little while since I’ve posted, but I do finally have a finish to show you.


The process of getting my autumn table runner completed has been a good learning experience for me. I had ideas of doing some cool free motion quilting on the center of the table runner, but quickly came to realize I need to learn and practice more free motion rather than wreck a quilt. So I pouted for a few days.

I kept the quilting simple, stitching a cross hatch design in the center and stitching in the ditch on the border. I’m happy with the outcome. It’s done and I can use it for this season (yay!). The wool leaves, even though they are small, add a nice weightiness to the top. I anticipate that I will use this for years.



While I’ve been finishing the autumn runner, I’ve been working on a little sampler. Here’s a peek, but I won’t tell you what it is until I can show you the whole thing. It’s really fun and makes me chuckle.


Are you looking for clever items to make for Christmas gifts? Do you have a coffee lover on that list? My friend Bernie from Needle and Foot posted a tutorial for a french press cozy. Check it out; it’s a simple process and one I’m considering for one piece of my Christmas fabric.

Since it’s the beginning of November, here’s what I plan to work on this month.

  1. Quilt and bind the Quilters Madder top.
  2. Finish the sampler I’m stitching.
  3. List out my Christmas gifts and assess where I’m at with them.
  4. Clean up scrap containers.
  5. Practice free motion quilting.
  6. Finish one of my quilt tops.
  7. Prepare the backing for two quilts to bring to Connie.
  8. Finish November wool projects.

That should keep me busy. We’ll see how I do.

Here’s one last peek at the autumn table runner, all dressed up and ready for fall!


Linking up today with Sew Fresh Quilts and Quilt Fabrication.


20 thoughts on “Autumn Runner Finish”

  1. I really like the warmth of the wool applique table runner. It exudes a fall feeling. Good luck with your list of to-do items for this month – you have a lot on the list!

    Also, thanks for the shout out for my French Press tutorial. Let me know if there are any hiccups in the process as I wrote it. 🙂

    1. Thanks, Bernie! I managed to get through part of my scrap organization today, but not much quilting. Oh well, clean up has to happen sometime! Will let you know when I get the cozy done!

  2. You really captured the colors and feeling of the season with this project. Looks great! And I can commiserate with you on the learning curve for FMQ. Everybody is right though. Practice. Practice. Practice. The great question though is What to practice On?

    1. Thank you, Diane, for your kind comments! And yes, what to practice on? I have a stack of batting pieces that I’m going to sandwich and use for practice, practice, practice!

  3. Very pretty table runner!! I think the quilting you chose was perfect. I too have grand plans to free motion and then decide not to ruin my piece. It takes courage and guts and a willingness to let it be as it is. I’m still finding my courage.

  4. Beautiful hand stitching on the leaves! You’re so creative! You inspire me. I have a bag of hot pink, gray and black fabrics with poodles and the Eiffel Towers calling my name!

    1. Thanks, Linda! You inspire me as well — looking forward to seeing what you create with your poodles and the Eiffel!

  5. I love your runner. I don’t know how I’ve been missing out on your blog. Even though I didn’t comment on all the posts, I enjoyed looking at several of the posts and projects!!

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