About a month ago, while digging in the abyss that is my fabric scrap basket, I found a bundle of nearly-forgotten about Lotta Jansdotter linen scrap pieces. I remember admiring them when they arrived, but not quite knowing what to do with them, and tucking them away. But this time when I saw them, I knew just what I wanted to make. Because clearly I haven't made enough of those log cabin squares (all based on the instructions in Patchwork Style). Ahem. There was one last room in which I hadn't placed one of these - the dining room. And so, a table runner was born.
Halfway through the making, I nearly headed in the direction of a quilt, though, and was stopped only by the fact that I didn't quite have enough fabric. But wouldn't that be a lovely quilt weight - all that linen? Hmn. Perhaps in the future.
Back to the runner. I made four of those squares, each with a small 'bird' piece fabric scrap as the center (those prints are from Cicada Studio and Aunty Cookie). The yellow linen is from Gray Line Linen Fabrics (it's warsa weight), and the whole thing is backed with burlap (thinking when all that color gets tiresome - or dirty - I'll turn it over for a simple something before washing day). There's a layer of quilt batting in the middle. (As an aside, I realized in the making of this runner that one of the only times I actually roll up rugs, vacuum and mop under them rather than around them, is when I need the floor space to put a quilt together. Which means, I think, that I should make time in my life for many more quilts.)
I'm so pleased with the way it turned out. I like looking at all of these fabrics. Which is a very good thing, because anything that lies atop this table for any length of time is something I see a lot of. There's something happening here all the time....