A few weeks ago a friend of mine asked me if I had time to make a quilt and donate it to a silent auction she was doing for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation on September 6th. I hesitated but, said YES! I don't think that people really realize how long it can take to make a quilt. I started to think about my options. What should I make? Do I have anything on hand that I'm willing to part with? Giving a quilt away is sometimes like letting your children grow up and move away to College! If you know what I mean!
Anyway, I decided to give away one of my CLASS SAMPLES that I made a few years ago. It's my "Seven Strip Holiday Table Runner" it's bright, it's happy, and it's fun! I added a cute "Trick or Treat Bowl" with Halloween Candy inside along with a darling wire spider that you can't see too well and then I tied it up with cellophane, a bow, and a Halloween BOO ornament. I'm hoping it will fetch at least $50 (min. bid) for JDRF.
I taught this class for two years at Quilts Etc. It was one of their most popular and versatile beginning quilt classes. My students loved it because they could go home with a finished quilt top and some could even get as far as putting together the quilt sandwich to have ready for machine quilting when they got home. I think I've made 20 or 30 of these table runner's out of different fabric groupings and for every holiday season.
If you're interested in the instructions for this table runner just leave me a comment and I'll post the instructions and a few more pictures.