Thursday, April 14, 2016


Recently I posted about the Focal Point Table Runner designed by Joanne Kerton and published in the June 2016 issue of American Patchwork and Quilting.  Well, since then, I was checking out the wedding registry of my nephew for his wedding coming up in June and found that they are using grey as a basic color in their color scheme.  

Additionally, I found out (sadly) that The Quilted Hill Quilt Shop in Yamhill, OR is going out of business.  Since I have been there several times, I knew what fabric I wanted to buy in order to make the table runner for a wedding gift.

On my visit to the shop, I snapped a couple pictures.

Shop mascot

Darling sock monkey with quilted skirt

I thought this fabric would be perfect for the table runner.  It's "Burlap" by Dover Hill for Benartex and it comes in several colors.  As you can see, I selected the grey and yellow pattern to use and bought fabric to make 2 table runners.  One will be the wedding gift.  I'm not sure yet which one I will give them - the one with the yellow accent or the aqua accent.

This morning I was up early, so I decided to cut the pieces needed (except for the border and binding).  Yesterday I printed out the paper pieces, so I'm all ready to start!

I've been doing a lot of paper piecing with the Dear Jane quilt, so I hope this will be somewhat easy for me to follow, although the during the piecing of the blocks I will need to be very careful that I put the colors in the correct place.  Wish me luck!


  1. I like your fabric selections Ruth. That aqua will really pop. I'm sure it will come together very well.

  2. You are so thoughtful. I bought a jelly roll of that fabric line and made two I spy quilts with it, making 4-patches as the alternate blocks.

  3. Wow--you aren't wasting any time getting started! Pretty fabric choices.
    I've wondered how it would look in red/white/blue, but it probably isn't on my list this year. I do have the magazine on hand for when it does become my priority. : )

  4. Your fabrics are so pretty, the aqua and yellow will look so nice with the greys. I'm looking forward to seeing the finished runners!

  5. I agree that the aqua will speak very well with the pattern. You probably would know that like Janet O., I would love it in R/W/B. I just knew you would be making that pattern soon. ---"Love"

  6. I'm sorry to hear that Quilted Hill is closing again. Your fabrics are gorgeous, either colorway will be wonderful. Looking forward to seeing your progress.

  7. Nice colour choices. They will look terrific with Joanne's pattern. What a shame - another quilt shop closing.

  8. Love your colors! This is going to be lovely!