Here's a quickie table runner quilt I made for my Mom from the remnants of my 12 Days of Christmas tree skirt, plus a few more strips from the Moda jelly roll:
Remember the tree skirt?
After cutting my triangles, I was left with some pretty good-sized strips that I thought would be just right to piece together for a runner. My Mom likes to put runners on her kitchen island, so this is about the perfect size for that. I've made her a quilted runner in the past from quilt leftovers; I hope she sees it as putting things to a good use rather than getting the dredges of my projects!
I only used the patchwork stitch in red around the border, since I thought it would be a little too busy to do on all the strips. The rest I stitched a straight stitch in the ditch with an off-white thread. My parents live in Florida and aren't into wintery decor, so I tried to use the lighter colors for the border and binding. I think it turned out nice!
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