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Turkey Tracks: Tami’s Table Runner

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Turkey Tracks:  March 21, 2016

Tami’s Table Runner

DIL Tami came for my birthday this past weekend.

What a terrific gift.

It was a win-win as her birthday is in mid-February, so I helped with her trip up, and she came for my birthday.

We went flat out for four days–and, of course, had non-stop talking and catching up.

We never get this kind of time together in any large measure–and Tami has such a rigorous schedule with four kiddos and lots of school drop off/pick up, that the break away was good for her.

We went to Alewives–Tami loves Alewives–and I do too.  We came home with fabrics for a table runner for her looooonnnng farm-style dining table.

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We copied Rhea Butler’s idea of combining light and dark 3 1/2-inch light/dark squares into blocks.  Rhea used 5 blocks, which works better in a quilt.  We used 7 to get the width Tami needs for the table runner.

Here are some of the other fabrics we chose:

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The next day we spent about 5 hours sewing and cutting and organizing a long, thin batting, and the time flew by.

Tami got all the blocks cut and into baggies, so she just has to sew the blocks together into the big blocks when she gets home.

She left with the math done for the backing and binding and what threads she will need.

I am going to Charleston next week, so we’ll finish it up then.

We could not get everything into her suitcase, so the package is going into the top of a box of two quilts that I am mailing to two of my son Bryan’s daughters.  I was to mail that package today, but will when the hill I live on gets plowed.  I’ll post pics on those quilts when the girls and  parents have seen them.

Written by louisaenright

March 21, 2016 at 2:41 pm

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  1. Happy belated birthday Louisa. I love the fabrics you both chose so I can’t wait to see the quilt. The snow is melting rapidly here in Massachusetts because the temperature was close to 50 most of the morning. Maybe it will there too.

    Maggie

    Margaret A Kingsbury

    March 21, 2016 at 2:52 pm

  2. Louisa Happy Birthday!. May you enjoy many more.
    The table runner is lovely.

    Kerry

    March 21, 2016 at 2:53 pm

    • Happy Birthday Louisa. Looks like you had a nice one.

      Cathy

      March 21, 2016 at 10:04 pm


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