Sunday, October 6, 2013

hang above

If it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck, it isn't necessarily a duck.
What I mean to say is that if it looks like a table runner and acts like a table runner, it isn't necessarily a table runner. It could be a window topper.


My sister found five vintage quilt blocks on one of her foraging forays to a thrift shop.


They were Dresden Plates made from feed sack. They had been stitched by hand onto a coarse muslin base.


The floor is often my 'design wall' and we moved the blocks around and around and around. We debated adding to the blocks, We considered subtracting. We weighed the merit of setting them on point.


At last though, it just seemed that the blocks were meant to be sewn together in a row.


That would make a very long, very skinny quilt.
It would look a whole lot like a table runner but looks can be deceiving


This skinny quilt bordered in chambray is destined to hang above my sisters wide glass patio doors like a table runner that ran away and joined the circus.

1 comment:

Quilt Rat said...

Ran away to join the circus? LOVE it!!!!!