'Little Joys' Table-Runner

Remember my previous post about the 'Little Joys' Quilt-along? Those following me on Instagram would have seen my progress over the last month.

To recap, I was one of the bloggers invited to join the Little Joys Quilt-along organised by the Fat Quarter Shop, to celebrate the arrival of Elea Lutz' new fabric line, Little Joys. Elea's second line is just as sweet as her first (Milk, Sugar & Flower). The festive blocks in this quilt-along were designed by Elea herself, and the patterns are available for free on the Fat Quarter Shop's blog until 14 August (after which time they will be available to purchase). Get them here.

The finished quilt is meant to be a wall hanging in a square 3 x 3 grid layout. I adapted the design and turned it into a table-runner for the table in our family room, which is where we set up our tree every year (it goes in that empty corner just behind the table. And, yes, I did contemplate setting up the tree just for the photo. I have been known to do stuff like that.)


I was really tempted to try my hand at free-motion quilting, but I was pressed for time and I am really under the pump with some impending deadlines this month, so straight-line quilting it was in the end. I had some festive red and white double-fold bias binding that was waiting for the right project, so it was a cheat binding job too, super-quick as it was machine stitching all the way around.

The cushions I made back at the beginning of May, when I was lucky enough to receive some advance yardage of this sweet line from Penny Rose fabrics. You can read more in this old blog post.

Hope you liked my table-runner and feel inspired to get started with your festive sewing with this sweet line! Have a lovely day!

1 comment:

  1. I so like what you did with these blocks! I am not finished with my blocks yet but had been wondering and wondering what to do. Didn't know where to hang it, and how to make it bigger for a lap quilt. then I saw your pics on instagram and thought that's it!!! Just lovely. And I already had in mind to make pillows. So sweet. You did an excellent job and I love your ideas! Best wishes, Sew cute! Sew happy!


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