Thanksgiving Decorations

As I mentioned back in August, I want table runners for Thanksgiving. I don’t have many Thanksgiving decorations and I can’t bring myself to make napkins yet. I want napkins, but I can’t deal with all that brown and years of decorative stitching required right at the moment.

Thanksgiving Panel
Thanksgiving Panel
Thanksgiving Panel
Thanksgiving Panel

I bought two Thanksgiving fabric panels at Forget Me Knots in Bandon, Oregon. Friday, I put the table runners together.

How it happened was that I was going through the fabric on my ironing board, cutting the pieces I needed for various projects and putting yardage away. My goal was to allow DH a brief window to iron. When I got to the table runner panels, I decided putting them away would be silly and I just did what I needed to do to move those projects along.

Small contemporary tablerunner
Small contemporary tablerunner

The small contemporary table runner was easy. It just required cutting apart from the rest of the piece. I didn’t add any piecing to it. Just basted and it is ready to quilt.

Traditional table runner and mat
Traditional table runner and mat

I pieced two sections of the traditional panel together. I think some of the pieces and parts of the panels were supposed to be coasters, but I think these sections (right) are too big to be coasters, but there are too small to be placemats, so I don’t know what their original purpose was. I like the leaves. The green is a little odd.

Thanksgiving Table Mat
Thanksgiving Table Mat

The traditional panel also had a square leaf wreath, which I will use it as a table mat on the coffee table.

 

 

 

 

 

Contemporary Thanksgiving Tablerunner
Contemporary Thanksgiving Tablerunner

Finally, my favorite is the one to which I added the most piecing. I am not sure that pumpkin orange fabric was exactly right, but it is close enough and doesn’t match. It will add interest.

I plan to quilt these at the CQFA Retreat.

Author: Jaye

Quiltmaker who enjoys writing and frozen chocolate covered bananas.

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