This table runner was made from a Frivols tin (remember them?) I received in 2016. The pattern in the tin was called "Faithful" and was for a square sized table topper. The fabrics were Polka-Dots and Paisleys by Minick and Simpson. I made it up, slightly smaller than the pattern called for and gave it to my daughter two years ago. At any rate, I had lots of left over fabric from the tin and even had made five blocks, thinking I would make up a table topper for myself in the future. Never did.
I dug out the blocks over the weekend, and decided I could add in a bit more Minick and Simpson fabrics, and have myself a nice long runner for my hall table. And I had five blocks already made, right? Only, they were useless. I do not know what I was thinking when I made them, but every single one was out of whack, the wrong size, and just strange. Turns out I must have not noticed the small print that said "trim the half square triangles to 2 1/4 inches", and "trim the block to 5 1/2"". Good grief, what a mess. I unmade those five blocks and was able to salvage the pieces and cut them down properly, then made a total of 14 blocks for this runner. I really like the way it turned out.
It needs an outer border, and I was determined to find a piece of one of the red or blue prints from that line of fabric. Not an easy task to find fabric that is over two years old. After lots of searching Etsy and eBay, I finally found a brick and mortar store in Oklahoma that one of the dark blue prints with red flowers. Or hopefully their website is current and really do have it. I placed an order for some anyway and have not had a call from them saying it was long ago sold out and they hadn't updated their site. As soon as I get it, I will get that thing quilted and on my hall table, where it will look brilliant all summer long.
Hope you all had a great weekend. Last week was the last week of first grade for Eva. Now she will be spending a lot more time with me, so my posting may be sporadic, as it often is in the summer. You will hear from me two or three times a week I promise. I have a plan to initiate Nana School, where we spend a good amount of time each day refreshing what she learned in first grade, and in particular, working on improving her reading skills. So that's the goal. Oh, and plenty of pool time too!