Monday, December 13, 2010

A Gift for Grandma

So that charm pack that I received with my mug rug?  It's already been chopped up and rearranged and sent to Texas as a Christmas gift for my grandmother.  Initially, I thought that a set of placemats and coasters would be a great idea...but I was limited to the charm pack and some Kona red.  I considered a couple of hot pads and coasters, but that seemed...small?  So I decided on the table runner.

I tried a disappearing nine-patch for the table runner - three sets with the blocks rearranged more or less at random.  There was a pattern, but I certainly couldn't explain it verbally. 

Table runner for Grandma

Close-up of part of the front.  Pretty prints. :)


I quilted around specific blocks, which is easier to see from the back.

Grandma's table runner - back detail

Twelve squares were turned into a set of coasters.

Coasters for Grandma

I LOVE the way this turned out and have been eyeballing charm squares to make another...


  1. That is absolutely beautiful! Thanks for stopping by and entering the giveaway and for becoming a follower, too! have a great day!

  2. These are beautiful! I love the fabrics you used, and I'm sure your grandmother will love your handmade gifts. Thanks for stopping by my blog and entering my giveaway. Have a wonderful Christmas!