Autumn Table Runner

In 2010, Other Projects by S Adams

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My very good friend Jackie taught me to piece quilts in 2010.  She was very patient with me, thank goodness.  This is my first quilt project that I completed on my own (with MUCH supervision).

I learned a lot about myself making this eensy weensy project.

  1. I don’t like ironing.  Full stop.  Just hate it.
  2. I don’t much care for log cabin blocks.  Because I was new, I was working on one block at a time.  So there was no opportunity to do a few seams and then iron them all at once.  I was constantly getting up from the sewing machine to iron one stinkin’ seam.  Now that I have a little more experience, I would do more than one block at a time.  But at that time, it seemed like log cabin blocks were just too much like exercise!
  3. I almost never follow the pattern.  This has persisted.  I almost always seem to think I should tweak a pattern.  Or not have one at all.

I also learned a lot about quilting.  For instance, notice that red background fabric?  It’s not even cotton.  I think it’s polyester.  Not good. I’m sure Jackie tried to talk me out of it, but I liked the red.  Looking at it now, I consider that fabric to be a very questionable choice on so many levels.

But it was my first project.  It took me F-O-R-E-V-E-R.  I was very happy (and a little bit proud) when it was done.  I was thrilled when it came back from the longarmer, and then I was hooked.  My friends thought this table runner would be the end of it, but the bug had bitten hard.  So I was off to the races and have not looked back until now.  Now that I have a little time on my hands I thought I would take that look back at the projects I have completed.

The Project Photos

The Project Details…

Pieced By: Me
Piecing Done: May 2010
Quilted By: Karen Walker
Quilting Done: July 2010
Pattern: “Table Runner Trio” by Peggy Kotek, American Patchwork & Quilting, October 2000, page 36.  Originally had three different 9″ blocks instead of three log cabin blocks.
Fabric Line: Various
Size: Pattern: 15 3/4 x 42 1/4 inches
Mine: 16 1/4 x 39 3/4 inches
For: Myself
Occasion: None