Wednesday, January 18, 2012

A little something for WIP wednesday

My first WIP project for the year is a small one, but rather cheery if I do say so myself. After making a few more string blocks the other day, I decided to make a table runner and two place mats for myself instead of a lap quilt.  It has been so cold lately, I think this fabric will certainly add a little warmth to the kitchen table. 

For the place mats, I took four 6-inch string blocks and sewed them together, then added two 2-3/4 x 12 inch strip of white fabric.
I had some of this fabric in my stash and thought it would suit as a backing - this fabric is also by Kate Spain from her Fandango line.

Here are the 6 large blocks put together for the table runner.
Backing fabric, also from the Fandango line.  I just have to cut it up and then make the quilt sandwich and I'm ready to go!
 I'm linking up to the Needle and Thread network for the WIP Wednesday extravaganza!  Be sure to check in with all the other quilters and fiber artists and see what they are up to!



  1. They look like fun and fast projects! Sweet!

  2. What a great way to use up some strings. They are very colourful.

  3. Hi Mary Frances. Your table runner and mats look great - and I love the backing fabric, too nice to be on the back , especially the bottom one. It's gorgeous.

  4. I love the look of string quilts so this will be a lovely project.

  5. They look great, and you'll be able to admire them on the table!

  6. Very, very cheerful. Perfect for the cold of winter.

  7. Great table runner - a perfect foil for the whiteness of winter days!

  8. Love your string blocks MF!! Very nice! Cheerful! ;)
    Happy stitching!

  9. I love the table runner, great job.


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