Forgotten Table Runners

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Yesterday I put the binding on two batik table runners. The first one is a bear paw pattern that I made when I took part in a Fat Quarter Shop blog hop featuring classic and vintage patterns. Wow…..I looked at my blog post and that was in December 2014.

Bear Paw quilt block table runner

Where does time go!! You can still get the pattern free, link in my blog post.

Bear Paw quilt block table runner
Bear Paw quilt block table runner

I think I stopped on this as I didn’t have a batik that I thought matched well enough for the binding.

This was made using a couple AccuQuilt dies, I used the 3″ Triangles in a Square #55027 and the 2″ squares die #55022.

Bear Paw quilt block table runner

This summer I bought a whole bundle of 1/3-yard pieces of teal batiks and when I opened them yesterday……there was one that matched perfectly.

Table runner on deck
Table runner on deck

I remember I had two or three fat-quarters of this fabric that I had picked up from a quilt store.

Here is one more table runner that only needed the binding put on it and…..I had the binding all cut and ready to use when I stuck this runner away.

Where did I find these projects that were almost finished yet forgotten about??? See the bottom cabinets in this huge bookcase……I removed the far left door about a month ago so I could see what was stored there. Well, yesterday I decided to remove the remaining doors and found a huge pile of UFOs that I had forgotten all about.

I put some finished quilted items on the open shelves… this isn’t all of them…..I have boxes of them! My UFOs are now sitting in a wire basket where I will have to look at them…..maybe I’ll get more of them finished.

Quilt Studio shelves with lots of fabric stash

When I move downstairs I plan on painting this unit white.

Quilt Studio shelves with lots of fabric stash

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  1. They both look great. Glad you found them and got them off the UFO list.

  2. Valerie Reynolds says:

    I prefer no doors too!

  3. Michele T says:

    I love your Bear Paw runner and I'll make one just like it for keeps!!!

  4. Caroline Heinrichs says:

    Love these, summer feels like these colors! Great deck!

  5. LOL that's what happens when you move things around and re-organize things 🙂 great job

  6. Amy DeCesare says:

    These are just sooooo beautiful on your lovely deck! What fun to find these prizes!

  7. That's too funny to find hidden UFO's! So glad someone else has the same "problem"! LOL
    The one table runner looks like my favourite Alamo Star blocks with a 4 patch in the corner… love it!

  8. I love the colors in both of these runners – just gorgeous!

  9. Vicki in MN says:

    Ha, I am the same way, stick UFO's away and forget I even have them left to do, sometimes on purpose!! Plus I love seeing your shelving and realizing I am not the only one that tries to utilize all the spaces 😀 We are in good company!

  10. Frog Quilter says:

    Wow you had Christmas! I love the colors you chose, beautiful.

  11. Happy Cottage Quilter says:

    Beautiful table runners. Isn't it nice to have a surprise every now and again?

  12. Createology says:

    How fun to find sew many projects just needing a finish. This Bear Paw table runner is beautiful in Bluesy Batiks. Everything you sew is such fun and function. High on Life July…last day!

  13. Really cute….both of them. Closet/cabinet door are dangerous….out of sight, out of mind. Glad you found them for us to enjoy.

  14. It all looks so well organized that it makes me want to dig into my storage area too.

    The table runner made with the dies has such a fun fabric. Just love the look.

  15. Quilting Babcia says:

    Beautiful runners Connie. I love your fabric/project storage cabinets. What a blessing to have so many completed quilts to draw from when guests come, not to mention changing out with the seasons!

  16. Those are beautiful, Connie.

  17. Those colors are gorgeous. I love both of those runners. You have such a nice "stash" of work there.

  18. That was a nice surprise to come across them. They are really pretty and you can put them out for a change.