Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Honeysweet Itty Bitty Table Runner

Sometimes I think the simplest blocks are the cutest.

And when you have fabric that you're in love with - you hate to see any go to waste!  So after making three other projects (literally) out of this new fabric line from Fig Tree Quilts called Honeysweet, I decided to add a fourth to my list!  

This is an itty bitty table runner 
(for like, a really narrow table - which I don't own - see end of post :).

The whole thing measures 7" x 36" from point to point.

I used 2" squares for my blocks and then used the EZ Flip 'n Set Ruler by Darlene Zimmerman to cut side setting triangles.  Then I sewed 2" strips onto the ends. 

I used red for the center squares and then made five "X's" (the whole block is really just a 9-Patch) using the rest of the colors from that line.  My background fabric is another one that I can't get enough of - Hints of Prints by Darlene Zimmerman for Robert Kaufman. 

My back is from a different, previous line from Fig Tree Quilts.

Isn't the quilting pretty?  
Kaylene Parry in Lehi, UT. did it for me.  
I use her a lot.  She always does an amazing job!  

And well, after all that - I've decided to give it to my friend.  I think she will be able to find a nice spot for it in her home and the pretty prints seem like they will fit in nicely with her decor.

Now, I'm off to make a special delivery!  I hope she likes it!

But before I go, I get to officially mark this off my January To-Do list!  
Several other projects are "in the works" too!  I'm getting lots done and loving the sense of accomplishment I feel when I get to check something off the list!  What about you?  Are you writing down your intentions for the month?  I promise it really helps :)

Happy quilting!
~ Amber


Rosa said...

Sure she will be delighted with her beautiful runner!

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Do you want my address in case she doesn't like it?? is it.

Just in case you don't is saying you are a noreply blogger.

Annie said...

What a special gift...such a cute little size

Leanne said...

Your runner is just beautiful, I love it.

Lesley said...

What an adorable little runner!

Amber Johnson said...

Hi Marjorie,

He he :) Thank you. I'm glad you like the runner.

And yes, I was aware that it says I am a no-reply blogger on the RSS feed. I've looked into the problem before. It seems to just be a glitch on some peoples profiles in the RSS feed and I spent a long time again today trying to figure out how to change it! I know I am not a "no-reply blogger" because my email IS attached to my blogger account and I get responses to comments I leave on other people's blogs. It's just a problem with how my name is showing up on the reading list/RSS feed. Kind of annoying but I don't see a way to change it. Thanks for letting me know though! :)

Thanks for stopping by and happy quilting!

Amber Johnson said...

Thanks Annie! Little is fun, isn't it? :)

And Leanne, Lesley and Rosa:
Thanks for your sweet words!

Happy quilting ladies!
Take care,

Victoria said...

Another project off you list...but one new one added to mine.
Your colourway is delicious!

Christine S said...

I agree, simple is lovely! I have 2 Honeysweet charm packs to use, it's so pretty! I love that background fabric, glad you revealed it because I was going to ask. It goes great with the Fig Tree!

Cheryl said...

Lovely! I love the pointed ends.

Jean said...

Love this runner. The colors and fabrics are beautiful! I really need to get going on my projects, been struggling with making the time.

Vickie E said...

Super cute :)

Amber Johnson said...


Thank you. I love Fig Tree...

That background fabric was a little different (kind of a yellow/orange) but I really liked it with it. It's fun to mix it up sometimes :)

Happy quilting!


Amber Johnson said...


Thank you! I have another one that I made with pointed ends. Guess I like that look :)

Take care,

Amber Johnson said...


Thank you. And I understand :) Sometimes life gets in the way doesn't it? Hope you'll find time soon.

Take care.


It was fun to make such a small, simple little project!

Have a great day ladies!

mammafairy said...

Lovely make, I am sure your freind will love this one!