Bloggers' Quilt Festival - Fall 2011

Amy'sCreativeSide

I am so pleased that Amy's Creative Side has been kind enough to support the 2011 Fall Bloggers' Quilt Festival!!!  This is a great opportunity for us to get together (virtually) and share our fine work.

Being Halloween week, I thought it fitting to share my spooky bento box table runner.

Bento Box Halloween Table Runner
I made this quilt last year while on vacation.  I love to sew while we're at the beach, much to the disappointment of my family members who feel that I should be spending more time out of doors.  Little do they know how much pleasure I get from days of uninterrupted sewing time.  The bento box quilt block is quite easy to make. I learned the technique using an on-line tutorial.  I wish that I had book marked the page so that I could credit the quilter who generously instructed me on how to make this.
Bento Box halloween Table Runner Close Up
I like using Insul-Bright batting for table runners as it provides added heat protection for my dining table.  For this runner, I also added a layer of cotton batting, resulting in a puffier profile that unfortunately, gave me some unwanted resistance while quilting.  I think that I'll skip the extra layer in the future.

All Hallows Eve

Happy Halloween!

11 comments:

Catherine said...

love this! And the colours are really great

maria said...

What a wonderful resource on line tutorials are. The table runner looks great.

Debbie said...

I always love a bento box, and yours is no exception! Just a nice clean look.

Editfolt said...

Greetings from Hungary! I really like your Quilted. I love the color. The stapling is very nice. A very interesting pattern.

Lyanna L. said...

i never though to make a table runner with that pattern -- what a great idea. love the halloween feel of it without it being too in your face halloween (i'm not such a fan of halloween) Thanks for sharing!

Simply Sandy said...

That batting may have added some resistance but the result is great. Love this!

Teje said...

Hi! Your table runner is beautiful! I like very much also your other works and style! Those quilts with flannel backing will be so wonderful! What a lovely fabric that with all those houses!
x Teje

Septiembre said...

Un camino de mesa muy bonito.
Enhorabuena.

moira said...

always envious of anyone who can do a great bento box. Good job!

Jenny said...

Great blog too!! Fun little runner and the quilting is perfectly halloweenie!!

Eileen said...

love your quilt! wonderful pattern, colors and fabrics. thanks for sharing and have a great day