It has been a little bit of time since I returned from my retreat. I worked on three projects that you will see in the coming weeks. This project was a fast, fun little project that I decided to bring along.
I may be one of the only quilters I know who never made a Yellow Brick Road quilt, therefore, I decided it was time. Now, working in a quilt store for many years, I helped people with this quilt all the time. I never was drawn to it as a pattern, but I love it as a table runner. It is perfect for the leftover bits from a larger quilt!
The fabric I choose was from the Farm Fresh by Gingiber. I loved this fabric but didn’t have a lot left in the 10″ squares. I decided to proceed with a selection that I liked.
It went together really quickly. My only difficulty was not having the variety of fabrics I should have. I really only had 8 rather than the 15 required. It works, and, the more I look at it the more I like.
Before I left for the retreat, I had a small quilt sandwich on my HandiQuilt Simply Sixteen. I went back and forth, but in the end I decided to take the few test stitches out on the piece, remove the top piece and add the tablerunner onto the sandwich. The back had greys and teals that went really well with the front.
I used a new pattern that reminded me of chicken wire. It is called Vintage Singer E2E from Christy Dillon.
For the quilting threads, I used the Glide Warm Grey on top, which is a pretty creamy color, and the Decobob Grey on the bottom. It quilted in no time.
The binding was from a recent finish; you will see the top and maybe the quilt before the end of the month. It was perfect with the front and the back.
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That turned out so cute! I think I’m the only person who finally made a YBR and messed it up – LOL.
You are not “the only one” but now, I may be. Ha ha.
I have never made that pattern! and I have heard of it for so long – it turned out great and reminded me it was time for a new runner on the table.
Oh, it’s delightful! No one will ever know you didn’t have the “right” number of prints. 🙂
Your table runner looks great! I am in the ‘never made one’ category. 🙂
Welcome to the YBR club, Kathleen! I love that strawberry print in there. And you know I love that quilting design!!!
Me neither, Kathleen. Sometimes a controlled color palette is just the ticket. The resulting runner is darling!!! One time I was making a quilt from a Moda Scrap Bag and it got to a decent lap size when I got the news that a dear friend was undergoing chemo. The quilt had to be enlarged. So I found fabrics (from my stash) that looked similar enough in color/print to crash that party. Oh what a fun quilt that became.
I’ve never made one of that pattern either. Yours turned out nicely!
I’ve never made that pattern yet. And here I thought I was the only one. Love yours.
Super cute table runner, Kathleen! I used to make YBR quilts all the time, but haven’t tried the mini. YET!!
Kathleen your teal and grey little brick road runner is beautiful. I love the quilting design.