Friday, April 11, 2014

An Easter/ Spring Tablerunner!

Spring is here!  At last!  It has inspired me to make a table runner for my kitchen table.  I decided to come up with my own design.   The egg is a symbol of new life and I wanted that to be part of the design element.  I also knew that I wanted to use some strings from my scrap bag and make them colorful.  I took a piece of computer paper, folded it in half and shaped an egg.  Next I traced the egg onto a piece of Carol Doak's Foundation Paper.
I roughly cut the shapes out just outside the line to trim up later when the string piecing was done.
 Off to the machine!!!  Your first piece is right side up.  Place your second piece right side down and sew a 1/4" along the straight edges.  Remember to have the lines on your egg facing down so that you can see them when it comes time to trim up your egg.
I pieced a whole bunch of eggs at a time because you need to visit your iron to press the new strip open.  I hate all the up and down and up and down when you just work on one.
 Here you can see that the  foundation piecing is done.
Next you will need to trim the egg shape by cutting it out on the line.  Then gently tear away your foundation paper.
 There you have a completed egg.  So bright and cheerful.  I used my egg template to cut out some wonder under to adhere the egg shape to the background block.  Then I blanket stitched around the egg with my sewing machine.
I made seven eggs but decided that five would do the trick for the runner.  I will probably use the two left over blocks for mug rugs.  I used a grass green to sew some sashing between the blocks.  I felt it needed something more so I will post about that tomorrow.  I am currently quilting the project and am on the last piece of the border.  Stay tuned for the big reveal.


  1. These are so wonderful. Love your easter eggs.

  2. I can't wait to see! what a cute idea, string piecing the eggs. I love it