Monday, October 17, 2011

Life's a Beach Tablerunner

We visited my parents this weekend. It was a wonderful few days with family and one of the highlights was getting our feet in the sand. My favorite time to go to the beach is in the fall; the water is still warm from summer, it isn't crowded, and you aren't sweltering with the last season's heat.






 I had a jelly roll of Whimsy fabric and knew when I saw the colors that it would be perfect for Gigi (my grandmother) so I made her one...so easy! Because a jelly roll easily gives you two table runners, I made one for my mom too. 
Whimsy Fabric
Gigi's table runner was made with a subway tile style pattern where I staggered the seams. My mom's was a simple strip design. 

The finished product on my Mom's table.
The jelly roll (these are my favorite items right now...there are so many quick projects that you can make with a jelly roll) came from Stephanie of Quilting Whimsy.  Not only does she sell fabric, jelly rolls, and patterns, but she also sells her own table runners! Now that I make these myself (albeit very simplistic designs...hers are true QUILTS), I will tell you, her prices are amazing!!! Her store is organized into product size, which is very helpful! On top of jelly rolls, she also has charm packs, honey buns, and layer cakes. Go give her a visit!

7 comments :

Stephanie said...

Love the table runners! They look great Kristen. Thanks for the link to my shop. And all your kind words! You're so sweet. :)

I might have to try a variation on that Subway Tile runner you made. Looks cool.

Jodi said...

Love that fabric! Such cute table runners.

Love the beach pictures.

MomofBoys said...

LOVE your family pictures! The first one is so neat! You are also so creative! Hope you have a fabulous week!

donnanwarren said...

I love my table runner. Kristen you have such a gift, not only with your sewing but also with motherhood. I am so very proud.I love you mom

boyzmom said...

I love your pics and I love all the projects you are sewing! So cute and creative! Hope you are enjoying fall!

Elizabeth said...

Love the beach pictures! And wow all these sewing talents, impressive!

Savvy in San Francisco said...

What a fabulous family photo!