Monday, December 4, 2017

Wholecloth Narrow


Don't you love those projects you don't even know you need, then all of a sudden you're deep into it? That's exactly what happened Saturday night after decorating the house up a bit for the holidays.


We have a skinny ledge between our kitchen and dining room, and it was just calling for a little runner to dress is up. Just 8 1/2" wide, it didn't need much, and doing a bunch of small piecing didn't really fit my inclination nor time-frame. Rummaging through the stash, I found a width of Light a Candle from the Moonlit Collection by Rashida Coleman Hale. This print definitely did not need to be cut up, so I did the obvious and moved straight-away to quilting it.


Aurifil 50wt 2325 (Sand) coordinated really nicely, and with a layer of batting behind, simple improv curves down the length of the piece gave some semblance of flickering candle flames. I went ahead and used the entire WOF, and rather than any kind of binding, just backed the entire runner, which finished at 42" long.


So here's a glimpse of it, already in use! We've received a piece or two of Lenox Holiday from my parents every Christmas for over two decades so we've built a beautiful collection, and I kinda love a few of my favorites at home on the new little runner.

17 comments:

  1. What a perfect print to use. It looks great on your ledge!

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  2. Looks great! Sometimes we just need it to be simple!

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  3. So lovely and your collection is Gorgeous!! Happy Holidays from Iowa

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  4. Very pretty and great place to display your holiday Lenox.

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  5. That is so cute! Now that's my kind of quilting! 😉

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  6. Beautiful runner and it's perfect with your holiday Lenox!

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  7. Perfect use of that perfect fabric. I made a reversible apron out of mine as I also didn't want to cut it up! Great idea. Keep it coming. Love your blog and all you share!!!!

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  8. I have that Christmas China too but not those beautiful accessory pieces. Looks great on the runner!

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  9. i LOVE that print! It is perfect as a whole cloth!

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  10. such a great idea. I wouldn't have wanted to cut that fabric up either

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  11. Wonderful solution for that beautiful fabric. You were right not to cut it up!

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  12. Perfect use of that fabric and it fits the space so well!

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  13. Great idea and super use of such wonderful fabric.

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