Thursday, October 26, 2023

All In An Evening's Distraction -

Five leftover Silk Path blocks.

What can one do with five leftover blocks?

The first thing that comes to mind?

Table Runner!

Of course, these blocks would look great on point - but that means setting triangles.

Cut from yardage?  No way, Jose!

It was 5pm, retreaters had just arrived - I was in a hurry to get home because a phone call had come from The Hubster telling me that I had *BOTH* key fobs for the Subaru in my purse and would I *PLEASE* hurry home so he could get to his archery thing??

Five leftover blocks + one bin of sandy neutral strings and I had my plan for the evening while he was off doing his bows & arrows thing.  


Of course, the first thing to happen - Oh, Lola!

Before I knew it I had what I needed - My gosh I love this Juki more and more and more every time I use that thread cutter when paper-piecing or string piecing!

Christmas is coming.  I've added the Juki TL2010Q to the Sewing Machines category of the Quiltville Amazon Affiliate Store. #ad

I love my vintage machines - but boy! This makes strip piecing, string piecing, paper-piecing just over the top wonderful.

Half-string blocks became setting triangles.

Loving how this is coming together so quickly!

Next up - quilting and binding!

Of course - little did I know that table runners could be measured in matching dog lengths.

Is it a table runner, or a Mabel runner? (Thanks for the funny punny Becky!)

Of course - zero dent was made in the sandy neutral strings.

Silk Path releases tomorrow, so no - instructions for the table runner will not be included. I just can't make it happen that quickly.  But a bit of experimenting with the string blocks should give you just the push you need while making Silk Path from the full quilt pattern.

I'll be ready for tomorrow! 

Monday is Part 2 of Star of Hope. I'll also be working on that over the weekend.
Tuesday is the intro to this year's Quiltville Winter Mystery - so yes, I'll be working on that too.

From the front porch at home this morning -

I see ridges!

It looks like we have a beautiful weekend ahead - perhaps we'll get some ladies out for some lovely autumn walks?

It will break up the computer time that will take up most of my weekend.

Did you see and enter our Summit St. Box Gift-Away?  Drawing happens next Wednesday - sew cute!

And this just blows me away - there has been an on-going show of Quiltville Winter Mystery quilts from previous years being posted in our Quiltville’s Open Studio group on Facebook.  So much inspiration!  It's just outstandingly jaw dropping what these quilters have accomplished.  If you are on Facebook - come see!

Quiltville Quote of the Day -

Isn't this the truth?!
There is still time to sign up for my Craftours trip to New Zealand in January! A few spots remain! ⁣
More info on my Craftours Page.
Sister's Choice quilt n from the Free Patterns tab

Have a wonderful Thursday, everyone!



  1. I have a Juki TL-98 Q that I have had for over 20 years and I LOVE it!


  3. I LOVE silk path, AND the table runner AND the dog!!! and you Bonnie! thanks so much keep a brave and courageous spirit, and pass the good stuff around... pray for a miracle to include just enough vision to thread my machine and get some of these wibderful creations under MY needel... praying for peace in a world half crazy... thank you for all you do for all of us.. Cats in Carlsbad, CA

  4. Anonymous11:01 AM EDT

    I like the sound of that.

  5. Anonymous11:03 AM EDT

    I have the TL 2010 q as well, love it! Problem is, because of that thread cutter, my leader enders pile is growing!!! Table runner looks amazing!!

  6. Anonymous11:04 AM EDT

    Oh that table runner is absolutely gorgeous…I rarely make them but that one I would…❤️❤️❤️
    Gaston-Diane Boucher

  7. Nothing but love for the post today... I love the scenery (Hopefully there will be some good hikes in there this weekend!) And the table runner, er, Mable runner... HA! Today we are enjoying the weather and watching it closely for severe stuff... which we don't need. Just getting through the day so we can get to the weekend! Happy THursday....
    P.S. I am also enjoying the "trunk show" on Facebook!!

  8. I love my tl-2010q!!! I don't know anyone that has a Juki that doesn't love it.

  9. Mabel could be hidden behind that Ruuner. Perfect Mabel coloring. Love the Virtual Quiltville Show on Facebook. There were zero Quiltville sightings last week in Spokane. Sad when I seem to be the only one excited for Tuesday in my Quilty neighborhood. Thanks for keeping us stitching through the long Winter. Snow in the top of the Blue Mountains. BRRRR

  10. Fantastic table runner!
    Yup, love thread cutter for paper piecing!

  11. I also love my Juki. I have a HZL-F600. I am having so much fun quilting my 10 quilt tops I have to complete.

  12. You amaze me when you can pull these things out of nowhere! The table runner is beautiful!

  13. Anonymous8:08 PM EDT

    Silk Path is simply exquisite.

  14. I'd be happy to help you out with that tote of neutrals ;) I need to start buying neutrals so I'll have them for making Silk Path. Love the table runner idea. Perhaps the instructions could be offered later as a separate pattern. Thanks to you & Mable for sharing the idea. Best to you.

  15. Your runner has the colors of a Root Beer Float! YUM!


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