January Table Runner – Snowmen
It has been a while since you heard anything from the Table Runner Aways Club. The most recent project was the apple table runner that we finished in late August. Since then, the club has fallen apart a bit. The three members of the club were all at the same school building, but new positions for all three of them have resulted in them being split up a bit. The January table runner was the next table runner to be made by all of us (I’m an honorary member). The pattern is by Kim Schaefer.
Back in November I started working on the wonky little appliqué squares that form the outside border of the table runner. That was kind of fun and easy to sneak a few in between other projects. Here are all the wonkies complete:
January Table Runner Continued
The next step was to prepare the background blocks, and then add the snowmen appliqué pieces. Fortunately, my new sewing machine makes that whole process a breeze and a pleasure that I don’t mind at all.
We decided to modify Kim’s pattern and make only four snowmen instead of the five she called for. We have a large island, but the full length is just too much. That is all well and fine, except we forgot to make adjustments in the border blocks. Oops!
We are now at the construction stage, and the wonky blocks do not align with the four snowmen blocks. Eleven wonkies are too short while twelve of them are too long. If you look at the original pattern picture above, you can see there are snowflakes amongst the wonkies. We elected to leave them out. We will have to add in one or two narrow black blocks with embroidery snowflakes on them to make up the fabric shortage. I had hoped to share a finish with you today but instead it is a near finish with a little issue to be solved. ~smile~ Soon though, soon.
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