Freefall Fall Batik Table Runner Finished

Back in August, we won some beautiful Island Batik Fall-colored fabrics from Quilting Gail.  After recently receiving them in the mail, I asked for ideas for the table runner they were destined to become.  Thanks to the suggestion from another quilt blogger friend, Kathleen, who led me down the squirrel path for this project.  She suggested using the pattern another friend, Sandra from mmm Quilts Sandra held a quilt along in 2017 called Freefall and that gave us the inspiration for this piece.   

Freefall Beginning

If you check out Sandra’s pattern/tutorial you’ll quickly see that it isn’t a difficult pattern but it does call for a small bit of paper piecing.  These Island Batiks were just begging for a nice fallish-looking use, and we thought this leaf was just perfect.  Just look at the nice contrast between these lovely fabrics!

We used a different layout than the route Sandra took in her quilt along.  Highlighted below is just one of the secondary patterns that show itself.

Freefall four

Freefall Fall Layout

Eight leaves were made and the layout was decided.  You can see the corner of a snowflake peeking out in the photo above.  It’s for the Hexagon Snowman Table Topper.

Freefall layout

I layered it and got busy quilting it using the same quilt pattern as I used on Alice’s pumpkin quilt.

Freefall quilting

Freefall Fall Table Runner Complete

This was a really quick project to complete.  Sue gave me a nice brown solid fabric for binding once all the quilting was finished.  We took turns hand sewing the binding during Sunday morning coffee with Sue’s Mom.

Freefall Fall

One more view of the finished runner.  I think this is the only finish for October and November . . . so far.

Freefall Fall 2


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24 Responses

  1. JanineMarie says:

    Oh, yes, what a perfect collection of fabrics for a fall runner. It makes me think of November, which I love because with most of the leaves on the ground, we can see deep into the woods on road trips or bike rides. Love your use of Sandra’s pattern, too!

  2. Denise says:

    This turned out beautifully. Your fabric win with this pattern are perfect together. Thank you for linking up to Put your foot down.

  3. Susan says:

    Oh so pretty Roseanne! That’s the perfect blend of batiks for fall – enjoy them!

  4. It is such a rush when someone uses your pattern, and even more so when they put their own spin on it (ha pun not originally intended!). I love what you did with the blocks, and I just love those rich batiks, lickable indeed. And I mean as in tongue, yum! Thank you for the shout-out. ONE of these days I have to finish up that pattern and get it published already.

  5. chrisknits says:

    A great finish! I love the pattern created with the 4 blocks placed leaves out!!

  6. Kate says:

    Congrats on a beautiful finish!

  7. Kathryn says:

    Looks amazing and I love that secondary pattern. Love the quilting on it too.

  8. quiltinggail says:

    LOVE, love, LOVE your table runner!!! It’s perfect! My hat’s off to Sandra for providing the pattern and inspiration.
    Happy happy Quilting! 🙂

  9. Brenda Ackerman says:

    Hello Roseanne, This is a lovely table runner with all of those fabulous fabrics you used! Thank you for sharing and have a great day!

  10. Very Pretty – love the colors! Hugs

  11. Those fabrics are so pretty, aren’t they? And you just ramped it up a notch with that pretty table runner. Great timing on the finish too!

  12. Rochelle Summers says:

    Such a pretty tablerunner with all that beautiful batik. And the quilting is fabulous. Aren’t your followers great when they turn you on to the right pattern?

  13. Beautiful! Love this table runner! Well done!

  14. Stellar job! I loved the fabrics you won and they are displayed oh so well in this design – hooray for Sandra and Roseanne!

  15. Brenda @ Songbird Designs says:

    This is a perfect fall table runner, Roseanne! Great job!

  16. That’s such a pretty tablerunner, Roseanne – definitely perfect for those fabrics you won! Also perfect for putting on your table this week! Nice finish!

  17. Such a lovely table runner! It is absolutely perfect for autumn. I might be inspired to make one of my own someday! Have a great day, Mary.

  18. Janice Snell says:

    Lovely!!!! Congrats on a beautiful finish!

  19. Roseanne, your table runner is beautiful! Those shades of brown batiks are gorgeous, are you planning to use it on your dining room ?

  20. Vicki in MN says:

    Oh yes that turned out gorgeous! You still have a few days to whip out another finish;)

  21. Laura says:

    The table runner turned out great; it would be perfect on my dining table! 🙂

  22. Carol says:


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