This is the third tablerunner I’ve made using Penny Marble’s “Eat Beef” Tablerunner pattern. It’s perfect for Thanksgiving when you have extra leaves in the table to accomodate more people than everyday. This tablerunner measures 18″ wide and 55″ long. I picked up the pattern a few years ago at Mt. Pleasant Quilting Company in York, NY.The pattern included nicely printed signs that say “Give Thanks” and “Eat Beef”. Since this is the third runner I made, I just used pigma pens and muslin to make my own signs. I like that the center block in the runner is simpler, allowing you to put a centerpiece on it without covering the detail of the turkeys. Look for the pattern at your local quilt shop or check out www.pennymarblequilts.com for this and other great patterns.
The pattern includes detail that you can add by thread sketching. This is the detail on the first table runner I made using this pattern. This photo shows the “eat beef” sign that came with the original pattern. (I will add the detail to the current runner once the holidays are over. Right now it’s time to get started sewing some Christmas gifts!)
Also on our table today are 2 beautiful autumn leaf hot pads made by Tracy J. from our quilt guild. My mom bought them at the silent auction at our quilt show. Every year members make items to donate to the silent auction and all the money raised goes to the veterans at the Genesee County VA Hospital. We raised over $1,000.00 each auction for the last couple of quilt shows.
Thank you for stopping by Sunny Day Quilting today! Have a very Happy Thanksgiving!
Things that make me smile:
- Time with family and friends
- Homemade cranberry sauce
Let’s go spread some sunshine!