When Carla at Creatin' in the Sticks announced she was hosting a hop for Fall, I just had to join. Fall is my favorite time of year, when cool breezes blow out the summer's heat and brings us such fabulous colors, tastes, and smells. Can't you just smell the spiced apple cider? Thank you, Carla, for hosting yet another great blog hop.
I am so excited to share with you today my Fall project. I chose to make a simple table runner accented by embroidered leaves.
From my scrap pile, I cut 2 1/2" squares from various Fall-colored fabrics and made a checkerboard design using dark fabric squares in between the colorful pieces. You could choose any number of squares to make your own table runner, but for mine I used 7 squares wide and 13 squares long.
I cut 2 pieces of a neutral-colored fabric approximately 9" x 15" and embroidered an outline of Fall leaves on each piece for the ends of my table runner. The black jumbo rickrack added a bit of movement to this otherwise super simple design.
I had a large scrap that worked perfectly for the backing, then bound the completed runner in black.
This was a super easy project that I think looks great on my table, and is one I can leave in place from September through November. (The chances of that are slim. Once October dawns, my thoughts turn to spooky and my decorations will reflect that.)
Well, that's it for me, but don't stop now -- go see what wonderful projects my fellow talented bloggers have created. And don't forget to visit Carla at Creatin' in the Sticks for a chance to win a gift certificate from Fat Quarter Shop.
Wednesday, September 23rd
Thank you, Carla, for hosting this fun and inspirational blog hop.
Wow, wow, wow! Love this fall colors with black checkerboard and pretty leaves border!!! REally love it!ReplyDelete
It looks lovely on your table. Love the richness of the colour palette.ReplyDelete
Beautiful runner; I love the embroidered leaves!ReplyDelete
The leaf outlines are a beautiful touch for the runner as is the jumbo rick rack. Great job!ReplyDelete
I love the effect of the rick rack. Never new it came that big. The embroidery sets off the blocks perfectly.ReplyDelete
Nothing is more satisfying than a quick tablerunner, and yours is so cute. The leaves are such a nice addition, too!ReplyDelete
So cute and the addition of the truck really sets it off.ReplyDelete
Terrific use of scraps and multiple skills (sewing, quilting and embroidery)! Thank you for sharing the table topper.ReplyDelete
What a great table runner! Love the use of that jumbo ric-rac.ReplyDelete
Great project! Love the rick rack on it. Thanks for sharing.ReplyDelete
I love this mix of embroidery and lovely pieced colors! Great job! LeeAnna at not afraid of colorReplyDelete
Gorgeous!!! Your embroidery accents (and that fun rick rack) really add to the simple patchwork center of your table runner.ReplyDelete
Gorgeous table runner and embroidery! Thanks so much for sharing!ReplyDelete
Beautiful! I love how you pieced the center and then added the embroidery.ReplyDelete
I love how you have embroidered the leaves. Your patchwork is lovely, also. It's a fun table runner and something cute to look at.ReplyDelete
Very pretty combination of quilting and embroidery. It looks good on the table and that truck finishes the setting off nicely.ReplyDelete
I love your runner. It is my favorite project of the day.ReplyDelete
I love the embroidered leaves. Very nice!ReplyDelete
Your runner is amazing. I love the leaves that add just the right touch. Thanks for joining the Hello Fall Blog Hop. I really am inspired by your fall project. Great idea to add the rickrack too.ReplyDelete
I love your use of fall leavesReplyDelete
The runner does look wonderful on your table. I wondered whether you did hand-embroidery on those leaves. What a nice way to combine techniques.ReplyDelete
Nice runner. Love the embroidery!ReplyDelete
Lovely table runner. Thanks for sharing.ReplyDelete
This is beautiful, Charlene, and I love the fabrics in it! Your embroidery is a wonderful addition to the runner. Thank you for sharing!ReplyDelete
Very nice. What thread/floss are you using for your embroidery?ReplyDelete
Very nicely done. I like the black pop and the embroideries are beautiful. I went - AHH, I have that same fabric in my stash that used on the back.ReplyDelete
Beautiful runner and a great way to use scraps. I like the rick rack accent.ReplyDelete
Perfect fall runner! I love the addition of the rick rack! Thanks for sharing!ReplyDelete
What a fun table runner; I especially love the rick rack. Of course, embroidery always calls my name!ReplyDelete
how cute! that rickrack was a nice touch.ReplyDelete
I love that you added embroidery and rick rack to make this unique.ReplyDelete
Great project. Love the embroidery. Such a simple gorgeous project.ReplyDelete
Love your fabric choices along with the addition of the rick rack and embroidery. Very pretty.ReplyDelete
That is a lovely fall runner.ReplyDelete
Your embroidered leaves really dress up the checkerboard. It's a lovely combo!ReplyDelete