Thursday, February 29, 2024

Winter Flurries Zippity Zip Table Runner Quilt

Another quick wintery finish for me this year is this Winter Flurries (by Holly Taylor for Moda Fabrics) version of my Zippity Zip table runner quilt pattern.

All it takes to make this simple yet pretty tablerunner quilt is a charm pack (5" precut squares), literally. All I do is use the light squares as the background pieces and the darker squares for the main prints.

For me Winter Flurries (or similar fabric) is perfect this time of year when you are done with the holidays but not quite ready to break out spring. 

The prints are just perfect and are reminiscent of one of my all-time favorite fabric lines, also by Holly Taylor, Frosted Memories. The colors are warm and cozy yet bright enough to be cheerful. 

This Zippity Zip table runner quilt was quilted on my APQS Millennium longarm at the same time as the previous table runner. I just added one backing and it was wide enough to accommodate both. Putting some tricks I've learned watching other quilters into practice : )

I love wavy quilting almost as much as I love straight line quilting, and I don't anticipate giving up doing it freehand on my regular machine, but these perfect waves are kinda special, too.

It's a really fun little quilt to finish.
Happy quilting, everyone : )

Wednesday, February 28, 2024

Easily Done Quilt Leftovers Table Runner

Using the leftover pieces of the layer cake Holidays at Home by Deb Strain for Moda Fabrics that I used to make my Easily Done quilt, I made up this easy table runner so quickly; even the white background bits are from leftover strips of Moda Bella Solid 9900 98.  

This quilted table runner idea was inspired by my Zippy Zip table runner pattern, just substituted my layer cake scraps and resized the little white pieces to keep the finished quilt width about 14". 


Super easy and fun. My kind of quilt : )

Isn't it great being able to get two quilts from one layer cake and with no further cutting?!
Love it! So economical for time and pocketbook : ) 
Using up fabric scraps/leftovers can be simple and fun.

This Holidays at Home table runner quilt has the honor of being the first quilt quilted on my APQS Millennium longarm quilt machine.


EEK! Can hardly believe I finally have a longarm quilt machine! It's been a dream for years.

The pantograph (the quilting pattern that a longarm quilting machine stitches out) used is called Aztec, and I love it for it's simplicity and straight lines and also for how it's different that what I usually do on my regular sewing machine. So fun!

Cute little quilt roll for viewing pleasure.

Happy quilting, everyone : )