Hello quilting friends! In May I released a new tablerunner pattern called Snowbound. If you read that blog post, you may remember that I designed Snowbound last winter for our new harvest table . . . something I had dreamed of buying for quite some time. I enjoyed seeing that runner displayed on our table until the end of winter . . . at which time, we MOVED!
Yes, sadly, we left our much-loved home on the lake and neighbors who had become dear friends. Job changes and fresh perspectives on life caused my husband and I to relocate. We are now closer to my mom, halfway between both of our adult children, and have a cozy (temporary) roof over our heads while we continue to house hunt. (No easy task in this market!) The past few months have been uncertain and a little scary, but they have also been a blessing. We have slowed our pace and focused on what is really important.
My beautiful harvest table is now in storage (sigh), so when I finished my second Snowbound tablerunner, I felt pangs of longing for my old house. I was also stumped about where to photograph the new runner. It turns out this sunny autumn spot behind my mom’s cabin works quite nicely!
Snowbound is a generously sized tablerunner, finishing at 78” long by 18” wide. As a two-color quilt with a big block repeat, Snowbound has a classic but contemporary feel. My first Snowbound sample featured Moda’s Cross Weave Black, which is a deep charcoal color and has a wonderful texture.
My second Snowbound pattern features another Moda staple, their Essential Dots County Red (8654-101). This polka dot print has a slightly marbled effect, so that the red becomes rich and deep. It is the perfect holiday red.
The Snowbound tablerunner pattern is available in PDF format on my Etsy shop. It’s a fun and easy pattern to put together. I have used a strip piecing technique that saves time.
Most of you know that I am quite a homebody . . . I’m guessing that’s true of quilters in general. While I really miss nesting in my own house (sewing, decorating, quilting, cooking, entertaining), I know that this waiting period is just temporary. It’s a blessing that is building my faith, patience and endurance. I hope wherever you are and whatever circumstances you are currently facing, that you feel that same blessing.
Thanks for stopping by!