You might have noticed I have been obsessed with snowflakes recently. In the last couple of weeks the trees here have been putting on their gorgeous fall colours and tugged me back into the proper season. I’m dreaming in rich oranges, browns, and golds now.
I just love that orange print. I don’t usually buy fabric just to have it. I usually need to have a particular use for it, which I did when I bought it, but I could be persuaded to go get more of this one “just because”.
I have a fall themed throw quilt all planned out but I wanted a quick finish first. Six fat quarters plus a half yard for background and inner border yielded a runner and a coordinated pieced backing. The camera washed out the colours a little bit, but you get the idea.
If you’ve followed this blog for a while you probably recognize this runner. It’s from my pattern Stretch, available here. (If you have the pattern, please note I just updated it to clear up confusion. As I followed my own pattern this week I realized that back in August, when I revamped the format, I apparently I couldn’t count and said to cut 13 squares instead of the required 11.)
Now I need to sandwich and quilt this so I can enjoy it on my table before fall turns into winter. I did head to the store for fusible fleece to use as batting (I like to use this instead of batting in runners and placemats) and came home with fabric for a bag for my daughter, completely forgetting the fleece. I’ll have to try again, and try to remember to get enough for these two as well, as birthdays and winter are both right around the corner and I’ll be wanting these two runners then: