Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Aerial Grove Table Runner

Some projects I ruminate about and work on for a long time and others come together very quickly. In between Christmas and my vacation, I felt the need to start a new hand sewing project to take with me. Luckily, I had received a couple Christmas presents that worked well together: Carolyn Friedlander’s book Savor Each Stitch and a mini charm pack of Horizon by Kate Spain. Inspired by the Aerial Grove pattern, I grabbed some linen and machine basted the round shapes before I had to board the plane.

During the week we were gone, I enjoyed being able to sew away from home. After the speed sewing that proceeded Christmas, it was especially satisfying to slow down and really appreciate how much I relish the act of sewing.

Once we returned home, I unearthed an old Kate Spain Central Park print in my stash, as well as some coordinating solid blue for the binding. I decided to omit the borders as I liked the dimensions as they were. The straight line quilting went quickly and before I knew it, I had a birthday present ready for my grandma.

One of these days, when I’m in need of some slow sewing, I’ll pull out this pattern again. After spending time with this book, I’m really looking forward to taking a class from the author next month at QuiltCon.

Linking up to Sew the Library, a new link-up hosted this month by Fabric Mutt.


  1. I was so impressed with this and it turned out so lovely. I'm excited to take the class with you too!! (and yay for linking up with Heidi's linky!)

  2. Beautiful table runner. I love the colors and the dense quilting. That book has been on my wish list for a while. I can't wait to add it to my library.

  3. Rachel, this is gorgeous! I love Carolyn's book, and this project is definitely on my "must make" list! :)

  4. Oh this is just beautiful. That book is definitely on my wishlist!

  5. Love this runner and the way you've arranged the colors!

  6. Your runner turned out beautifully!