Saturday, December 11, 2010

Baltimore Windows table runner

My father-in-law's best friend, Ric, has been a big part of my husband's life, and he has the honorary title of uncle within the family.  He's a perennial bachelor, and has recently moved to Florida, after spending his entire life in the Baltimore/DC area.  When I first saw the Clermont Farms fabric collection from Moda, my first through was of Baltimore and Ric.  I still can't quite articulate how it makes me think of Baltimore, but it just does.

This pattern, City Windows, comes from Moda Bake Shop, and uses just a charm pack and 1/2 yard of another fabric for sashing and binding - talk about a breeze to put together!  I will definitely make this pattern again.  If you look at the pattern, though, you'll see that mine is slightly different, and that was entirely by accident.  I was apparently on a serious caffeine high when I added the sashing to the top, as I put it in the wrong place.  I think it works, the way it is, but I would definitely like to try this pattern again and do it the right way.  I've got several charm packs in my stash, so I'm sure I'll try it again.

I outline quilted this runner, and I really love the effect it gave on the back, which is just the remaining charm squares sewn together.  I'm really digging outline quilting, I just wish it came to me as easily as the meandering stipple.  It takes a lot more concentration and tends to lead to a boatload more frustration, at least on bigger things like quilts.  


  1. I love this! And in my current fav. fabric Clermont Farms! Thanks posting this! I will have to make one!

  2. Thanks for the head's up about the Bake Shop pattern.......I'm checking it out! Cute tablerunner!

  3. Beautiful! I love those colors too. This would be a great pattern for a whole quilt.

  4. That's beautiful! and it looks amazing on the table too!


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