Note: This pattern is called Houses on the Common by Stitch and Split Applique.
Well, I wasn't the only one who liked the runner. All the Friday Girls loved it. So we all agreed that we would each make one too. We would make ours out of bali/batiks and we would each make some houses to trade with each other so that there is a wide variety of fabrics in our runner.
So I made enough houses to make two runners; one for my sister, and one for me. I finished my sisters back in November and had a chance to send it to her when her hubby was passing through. So I put a mad dash on to finish hers. Mine on the other hand, sat and sat without being finished
So, this week, with all my "must-do" projects behind me, and not wanting to start anything new before we go away, I pulled out my unfinished table runner. It was all pieced together, all I had to do was layer, quilt and bind. A great one-day project.
I'm very pleased with it. I'm not sure what my favorite part is. It could be the free-motion smoke coming from the chimneys, or the free motion flowers in the four side triangle, or the whimsical doorknobs I put on the doors, or the fancy round windows on the houses.
And also, don't you love this little set of small plates in a rack my daughter got me for Christmas. They are the perfect to use when I host the Friday Girls coffee break. I used them for the first time this past Friday. Don't they look nice on my new table runner.