Happy Halloween Runner for ANJ
After making a Halloween topper for her mom in 2021, Andrea asked us to make her a runner for her table or peninsula. The four basic figures were appliqued last March and we added a few test sashing strips and a border to the design wall. It hung on the wall for quite a while, through no fault of its own. Honestly, what was the rush? Halloween was months away at that point, right?!
Halloween Months Away
Sure, it was months away but it would still be nice if it were able to be used in 2023. Okay. So, Halloween isn’t my holiday. It does nothing for me . . . I don’t care if we decorate . . . and then, the littles arrived. It’s amazing how those little bitty humans can change your outlook, isn’t it? All of a sudden, I know the Paw Patrol dogs and kitties. There is a new movie coming out in less than two weeks! Sonic and Sonic Speed suddenly had meaning, and it’s NOT the drive-in. Monster trucks? Who knew a two-year-old would and does adore them? So, anyway . . . back to Halloween. The table runner got itself sewn and finished for a quilting session.
Said session was held at the end of June, with plenty of time to add a binding. Dare I hasten a guess that Loop the Loop quilting design was used, and this runner is truly reversible. That’s a happy happenstance!
Whose Halloween Runner?
While initially, this table runner was for Andrea, it seems that it may have been claimed by a younger member of her family. One of the rare weekends that ANJ could visit, we happily turned over possession to her one Sunday. Addison was more than happy to help Gamma hold the runner for a picture . . .
or two! Incidentally, she was so happy to help with the picture that her baby was discarded in a quick second.
Happy Halloween Continued
Once the runner made it home, Addison was still happy to pose with her runner. Yes, her table runner. Her favorite character is the mummy, if you were wondering. Dominic calls it a ghost – I can see that!
The conversation went something like this:
Addi: Mom, you found my Halloween quilt. Thank you.
Mom: It’s an island runner.
Dominic: Mom! It doesn’t run . . . it’s a quilt.
Gotta love it when our peeps argue over who an item belongs to! We can easily make more (and should, for our Etsy shop)! Happy Halloween to you and yours. We will be decorating . . . maybe.
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