Sunday, September 19, 2010

Table Runner Palooza - Sunday, September 19th

Today, there are three new listings for Table Runner Palooza!

First up, is a cheerful, springy table runner made with my favorite Heather Bailey Fresh Cut print, off set by a green polka dot print and a peachy solid.  SOLD!

This runner is the product of my first forays in free motion quilting on my home machine and I absolutely love the way it turned out.

It's currently available for purchase in my etsy shop for half off of it's original purchase price.

Next up is a patchwork table runner made from one of my favorite Clothworks fabric lines ever: Sew Much Love by Diane Knott.  SOLD!

When I started making this table runner, I initially had some sort of a nine-patch pattern in mind.  While I was playing around with my 2.5" squares, however, and this was the design that eventually evolved.  It is also available in my etsy shop for a discount rate.  Hope you enjoy!

Last up for today is my Eva Stripe Table Runner, made with a great quilt-as-you go tutorial.

As a special bonus for Table Runner Palooza, I'm currently offering free shipping for any of the Table Runners and Toppers in my Etsy shop for my blog followers only.  If you purchase a runner or topper, please mention in the "Notes to Seller" section of your purchase that you follow my blog and I'll refund your shipping cost!

(Please note - free shipping is not being offered on any of my printed patterns or quilts at this time).

Friday, September 17, 2010

Table Runner Palooza

I really enjoy making table runners.  They're quick weekend projects that equally feed my love of design and finish projects.  I was looking through my closet the other day and began to count the number of runners I've made, but never sold and I was so surprised!  Way too many!

So, rather than list them a few at a time, season by season, I decided to celebrate my runners with Table Runner Palooza - a giant table runner and pattern sale!  Over the next few weeks, I'll be introducing my runners and patterns and sharing my design process here on the blog as I list them for sale in my etsy shop.  I hope you enjoy!

First up is my Two-Fat-Quarter-Table-Topper:

Back in 2009, when my mom and I went on our first shop hop, I won two fat quarters from Moda's Allspice Tapestry line from one of the local quilt shops.  I really liked these prints, but didn't have enough money in shop-hop-budget to purchase coordinating pieces.  These sat on my shelf for a couple of months until I was looking for a weekend project and decided to sit down and figure out how to make the biggest table topper -- including binding -- possible, using solely these two fat quarters.  The finished piece measures 21.5" square.

The table topper is on sale for $16.50 (regularly $32.99) in my etsy shop. And just in case I forgot, I wrote down the directions so I didn't have to figure out all the math again.  The pattern is also now available for sale in my etsy shop ... in case you don't want to have to figure out the math either.

No Longer MIA ...

I can't believe that we're over half-way through September!  I feel like I just flipped the page on my calendar from July to August.  As you've probably noticed, I've been MIA lately ... but for good reasons, I promise!  Over the last six weeks or so, hubby and I have attended a wedding, a funeral, a bridal shower, a party for two very chic 80-year-old twin grandmas, hosted his-n-hers bachelor and bachelorette parties, gone camping, and travelled from California to Missouri and back again. PHEWWWWWWW!

And while I didn't find time to blog very much, I still managed to (completely) finish two large Schnibbles quilts, two good sized table toppers (about 40" square), and a new Halloween table topper pattern.

... and now I need a nap ...
(Check out my new "trimmings trash can" - it's a 9" tall plant plot shaped like a THIMBLE!!  Love it - especially since it was on clearance at JoAnn's!  It's full of the trimmings from my 4 August projects)

I'll be posting my two Schnibbles photos and reviews over the weekend, along with the new pattern and toppers, and a "little boxes" update.  I'll also be rolling out the details for Table Topper Palooza.  Check back for the scoop soon!!

In the meantime, here are my stats.  Thank goodness for Microsoft Excel to help with the calculations!!

Stash Update: (Aug. 16th through Sept. 17th, 2010)
Used: 14.418 ... biggest monthly stash-bust this year!!  Here's the breakdown:

  • 1.86 yards for the potholder giveaway

  • 1.16 yards for my Modern Haunted House table topper (pics and etsy listing coming soon!)

  • 3.016 yards for my Haunted Home table topper (pics, pattern, and etsy listing coming soon!)

  • 3.213 yards for Tita Ita's birthday quilt (Hot Cross)

  • 5.169 yards for Mama's birthday quilt (Plan C)
Purchased: 7.5 yards -- all miscellaneous Fat Quarters on sale at JoAnn's

YTD:  53.244 ... yup!  that's the first drop in my YTD numbers all year. nice.