We were due for several more inches of the white stuff today, but it seems to be dissipating now and the sun is peeking out. Snow or no, it's a fine day to be in the sewing room and maybe catch a bit of the Packers game.
A couple weeks ago, I was playing around with scraps from the drunkard's path pieces I'd cut for the Hemispheres quilt when an idea came together for this table runner. I machine appliqued the leaf shapes onto a background and then bordered it with wedge-shaped pieces.
I feel like I'm slowly getting my quilting mojo back. I used Aurifil here as the top thread and, for the first time, tried Superior Bottom Line in the bobbin, which seemed to work pretty well together. Bottom Line is a very fine thread which almost disappears into the background while giving good thread definition. If that makes any sense.
I had thought about making a table runner or wall hanging with a charm pack of Blitzen this season, but that probably won't happen now before Christmas. Nevertheless, this one seems to go nicely with the Pyrex Snowflake Blue pattern.
As a final note, oh my gosh, you guys, I am SO excited about the quilting Elizabeth did on my String Ring Dresden quilt! It's on its way back to me in the mail right now, but you can see photos of it over at her blog, Such a Sew and Sew. She did an amazing job and deserves a huge Whoop-Whoop too!