Two-fer November OMG Table Runners Complete
This month we elected to go for a two-fer goal in our November one monthly goal. Patty at Elm Street Quilts hosts a monthly linky party to encourage the finishing of any project during the month. We are working on our third year of OMGing in succession. Our two-fer projects include a Snowman and an Alaska Postcard table runner.
One Two-Fer Snowman Table Runner
This title is a bit of a misnomer as it is actually the third version of the Snowman Table Runner. We made #1 for ourselves and then a second for Andrea, knowing that Nicole wanted her her island, too. While Andrea had no specific wishes other than it be similar to ours, Nicole really had specific colors in mind that she preferred. No problem-o!
This basics of the runner remain the same regardless of the fabrics chosen. The smiling face, the top hat, and the carrot nose are just necessary standards! Snowman Table Runner #3 has some lovely Buffalo plaid fabrics that are unmistakably Riley Blake. Ooh, the greens she chooses makes my heart swoon.
We actually wised up for this version and used a layer cake featuring a few fun red prints. There’s some sort of saying about too late smart . . . but at least we got there! We chose an unusual backing for Nicole’s snowmen but the fabric has really grown on me.
My thread choice this time is medium gray on top with off-white in the bobbin. The black binding acts as the perfect frame, too. Here’s ta-da two-fer #1.
Second Two-Fer Runner
This Alaska Postcard table runner is rather special for us as the fabric postcards were procured on multiple shore excursions during a cruise.
We’ve gone on a number of cruises to Alaska and I may be ready to go back at the drop of anyone’s hat. All of the fabrics were purchased in various ports, especially the silk-screened dark blue batik with the Northern Lights represented.
A quilting design was chosen once the appliqué was finished. Out came the acrylic board and dry erase pen for a little speculation.
In the end, the crosshatch won again just because we like it. A pretty solid navy binding was added which looks pretty darn fab with this backing fabric, don’t you think?
Here’s the finished Alaska Postcard table runner quilted with a navy cotton thread on both sides. This will be gracing our island after the holidays!
I sure wish you could feel either one of these runner. They are nice and squishy fabulous. We are linking up with Patty on Elm Street Quilts.
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