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It has been a wild couple of weeks around here. I have been working on a bunch of new things, including a new online class! And yesterday, it was so sunny and warm (after many days of gloom and rain) that I even got outside and cut the grass!! This may be the last cutting of the year and yesterday was the perfect Autumn day to do it.

It has been cool at night (my furnace finally turned on the other night) and my basil was starting to look spindly so I picked it all and made a large batch of pesto. I may freeze some of the pesto but I may just eat it bit by bit.

My new online class is something a little different. Usually I have a simply pieced quilt top which is quilted with complex quilting designs or using templates or other quilting tools. In this class the piecing is a little more complex – but not hard – with simple, but very effective, quilting. The project isn’t a quilt – it’s a table runner with placemats and it is perfect for Fall entertaining!

Here are some photos of the Autumn Leaves Table Runner and Placemats –
Click on the photos for a larger view.

A view of the whole table runner, approx. finished size 23 x 84 inches. The table runner and placemats (no photo of the placemats yet) are quilted at the same time!

Above is a close up of the center of the table runner. This is all free hand quilting.

Detail of a “cluster” of leaves at one end of the table runner. I used a darker, variegated beige thread so the background quilting will show up well.

 Last, but not least, here is a view of the back. I love the texture!

The Autumn Leaves Table Runner and Placemats online class will be offered on the Longarm Classroom website and will be up and running in the next 24 hours. (As soon as I am finished here I will be working on the website on my big computer in the office.) 

The pattern for the table runner and placemats (no online class) will be available. As soon as I have everything together on the website, I’ll post the link.

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