There are very few repeats and if I break a dish it's no big deal as there is always another to take it's place. We eat off of them almost every day and I still am not bored!
So, ten years ago, I decided to make a blue and white table runner to go with the dishes. Somewhere along the line, after all of the hexagons were made, I lost interest for whatever reason and put the project in the UFO closet where it has stayed until recently.
How foolish of me to have procrastinated! I am just loving the finished table runner and don't feel like it is too dated even after having been laid aside for a decade! Hexies are really "in" right now, right.
The pattern is one by my friend, Robin Askins, and was created for a local quilt shop, Harper's Fabrics, to use with their "strip club" program. Being a very generous 90 inches long, it will fit my table even with several leaves put in.
At first I was going to use some stash fabric for the back of the runner but changed my mind. I decided on a bright orange chevron fabric on sale at JoAnn to make a reversible runner that might be fun for cooler fall weather. The binding is by Denyse Schmidt and also found at JoAnn. I chose a simple quilt-in-the-ditch machine quilting with a medium grey thread and white in the bobbin. I think that my backing and binding add a bit of a modern vibe to the older project!
As I was walking back to the house after photographing the table runner, I spied my distorted image in the back of hubby's black car....and couldn't resist one more photo! Hi!!
What project have you been putting off? Maybe you will fall in love with it all over again!
(This Spode bowl is one of my favorites.)Have a wonderful weekend. Thanks for stopping by Lollyquiltz!