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Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Happy Tuesday Table Tale

Last week after visiting Cammie and Maggie's blog, I decided to stroll over to their
Mom's Quilting Blog, Bags by KZK, dated January 17, 2020.  She posted the most 
adorable and EASY PEASY Table runner she made for her Mom, which she saw on 
Mama Sparks Blog here

This is such a fun and quick project, called Square in a Square.   No cutting fabric for the blocks
You use 10" and 5" precut  squares
The blocks can be made straight or staggered.  By staggering them you don't have 
the thick seams which would be hard to quilt around. 
You all might remember the little triangles on the end. The are called 
Prairie Points and you might recognize the border.  I've used that fabric several times.

The backing fabric of apples was selected because the colors match my dining room chairs.

Below are close ups of each square

I made it for this table.  The top was made by my son-in-law, for the base of the table
which was his Grandmother's vintage Singer treadle sewing machine.
His mom doesn't sew, she did not want the base.  I actually learned to sew on my
Annie Ma's (maternal grandmother) machine just like this.
I think the quilted runner compliments the vintage base.
My son-in-law also made the tealight holders on the table.

As always, I thank you for indulging me by reading about my new obsession, Quilting.


  1. that's super beautiful... and the parairie points are such a fab idea!!!

  2. Hari OM
    Oh, yes, this is just right!!! I love how you have grabbed this hobby and developed you own sewing personality! YAM xx

  3. I'm impressed ... as always! I wish I'd taken the time to have my grandmother show me how to use a sewing machine.

  4. Your runner is just beautiful! I love your choice of fabrics - especially the apple fabric and the prairie points are so neat!

  5. I totally get it, although I am more of a knitter myself. And your runner looks fantastic!

    Klem, Mara

  6. That is one good looking runner. Wish I had the patience to do that. Good job. Have a wonderful day.

  7. Love the runner. Your SIL is a very talented wood worker. Good job by both of you.

  8. this is really pretty and I especially like the apple backing. I have always liked your chairs, and it does match well... my grandmother had a treadle machine and made my dresses on it. ummmm did you know there is a cat on your treadle???? MOL

  9. I don't think it's an obsession. I'd call it your passion. That's a good thing and those of us that don't have the craft gene enjoy seeing what those that do have that gene create.

    Thank you for joining the Happy Tuesday Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous Happy Tuesday. Big hug, honey. ♥

  10. What a cute runner. You did a great job. With the cute backing fabric you can flip it over for a change of pace from time to time.

  11. The runners are very pretty, you've sure been having some fun!

  12. it looks awesome C; I like the square with the butterflies :) the runner looks very nice on the table like that !! :) ♥♥

  13. What gorgeous runner HiC! We always enjoy seeing your projects!!

  14. Looks fabulous! You'll have to make one with Christmas fabric.....just an idea.

  15. Look now, you've made me want a runner for my shelf in Angel's Apartment! Hmmm....

  16. Prairie Points, okay... that is interesting. The apple runner is very sweet and makes me think of summers when I was little for some reason. It's nice to have something that makes you happy when you create!

  17. Love that table runner AND the candle holders - looks spectacular on your Singer base. You know I love to hear about quilting stuff - since my sister is also a "quilt-o-maniac" !!!

    Hugs, Pam

  18. That came out SO CUTE!!! You really did a great job - and the Prairie Points are a fun touch!

  19. Everything looks great. You have a talented family with your quilting and Son-in-law's candle holders. XO

  20. How lovely! Hoping to be around a bit more now that life is settling.

  21. You are getting quite good at it, too.

  22. Thank you for posting these. They are lovely. I have some quilting friends who I am going to send the link to

  23. OH OH OH! How in the world did I miss this joy! They are all a joy to see and just the type of things I love to see or even have. XX

  24. Dont know how I missed this post. Been busy this week. But you're really doing some good work with the quilting! The table runner looks great@

  25. We really enjoyed it and thank you so much for taking the time to show us. I have been thinking of setting up a sewing machine in the back room when the spring comes (no heat) and am looking forward to learning to sew. Hmmm I have grandmoms Singer in the back room... Hmmm


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