February 13, 2020

Mini Picket Fence Quilted Table Runners and Toppers!

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Mini Picket Fence is a smaller version of my full-size Picket Fence layer cake quilt pattern which has been super popular since its release several years ago.  The mini version uses charm packs to create fun little picket fence blocks, and the pattern includes 4 sizes - Small Topper, Small Runner, Large Topper, and Large Runner.  That's two rectangular sizes and two square sizes.  You know I want to make my patterns worth buying, so I give you loads of size options every time.    

Did you know that those tiny blocks are strip pieced?!?  If you know me, you know I am a strip piecer at heart, and I would never have you cut tiny little squares and then piece them back together if it could in any way be avoided.  No sirree.  There are way too many quilts that need sewn to take up time with such silliness.  :)

This week I completed three Mini Picket Fence quilts - a Small Topper, Small Runner, and Large Runner.  I quilted them at the same time on one piece of backing on my longarm.  Attaching quilts to the rails takes a bit of time, so using one piece of backing for all three definitely sped up the process.  

First the Large Runner was quilted with Canna (that's the one pictured above).  The inside layer on this one is heat-resistant batting for use on my dining room table (yes!  I'm keeping it!).  I love heat-resistant batting in table runners so I don't have to use hot pads under hot dishes/pans.

Then I quilted the Small Runner in Belly Bop, a rounded square design that works so well for a modern look.  This quilt will be for sale when I get more pictures of it.

Then the Small Topper was quilted with hearts, shown below.  I am also keeping this one; it will be displayed on the table in front of the sofa.  Yes, it's for me!  Another thing to know about me is that I keep very few quilts that I make, and yes, I do have quilts all over my house!  Having made 109 quilts in the past two years, there is no way I can keep them all.

When I designed Picket Fence, I only envisioned it with the blocks turned to create the design as you see in the Small Topper below.  When I saw it popping up on social media with the blocks all turned one direction, I was immediately smitten and so grateful for your eyes that saw it differently than I did.  So the quilt above reflects this, and I'm tickled with it.  :)

Quilt Stats:
Pattern:  Mini Picket Fence, available right here.
Size:  Top quilt 22" x 67", middle quilt 13" x 54", bottom quilt 27" square.
Batting:  Top quilt heat-resistant batting from JoAnn, other quilts Hobbs Heirloom 80/20 cotton/poly
Backing:  A floral print from the Flower Shoppe II collection
Quilting:  As noted above.

The small runner will be for sale in my shop very soon.  Click here to see it.

Let's Celebrate!

Yes, let's!  Mini Picket Fence is on sale through Sunday, both the PDF and preorders of the Printed version.  Click here to get your copy!

Some Valentine's Day / President's Day shopping deals for you!

  • Save 20% off Bella Solids by Moda at Fat Quarter Shop right here.

  • Red and Pink fabrics are up to 50% off at Connecting Threads, right here.  

  • Cutting tools are 30-50% off at Connecting Threads right here.

Linking to: ♥ Needle and Thread Thursday ♥ 

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1 comment :

Shannon said...

Great job on your photos! Love the lighting that you are able to get in your house.