Sunday, June 5, 2011

Circa60 Beach Mod Table Runner

I'm really excited to share this project with you!  I think it was the quickest quilt I ever made and I think it turned out really well.  I found out about this fabric called Circa60 Beach Mod by Birch Organic Fabrics earlier this year and I thought it would be perfect for Adina and Steph.  I bought a fat quarter bundle of 9 fabric patterns and then wondered what to do with it.  Adina recently had some pretty nasty surgery, so Chad and I went down to visit over Memorial Day weekend.  I decided on the weekend before that it would be fun to make them a table runner out of the fabric.

On Saturday (the week before going down) I cut all the fat quarters into strips ranging from 1 inch to 3.5 inches wide by the length of the fabric (about 22") and then just randomly sewed them all together into one long quilt top.  The final length was 21 inches by 106 inches.  I sandwiched this with bamboo/cotton batting and a solid orange fabric on the back and then quilted straight lines one per inch.  I attached the binding (I chose a solid aqua fabric that matches the color on the top).  I had the binding attached by Thursday night (we were driving down Friday morning) but didn't have time to do the hand sticthing.  So Chad helped by starting the hand stitching in the car on the way down and we gave it to them not quite finished.  I completed the stitching while we were there and then it immediately went into use!  Check out the photos below to see the quilt.

Circa60 Runner Hand Stitching Binding
Me finishing the hand-stitching of the binding.  Photo taken by Adina.

Runner Finished - On Table
The finished runner on Adina and Steph's awesome table.
Closeup of Runner 01
A closeup of the quilt front.
Closeup of Runner 02
Another closeup.
Closeup of Runner 03
Another closeup.

As you can see below, we put the runner to good use right away.  On the night that I finished the quilt and put it through the washer and dryer, we put the wonderful dinner spread on it.  Doesn't it look great?

Runner in Use
Dinner laid out on the runner.


  1. Looks so great in that room with the Eames chairs, Danish modern wood and colbalt (!) walls.

  2. oh wow, I love that fabric. Your table runner is gorgeous! And that is one huge table, obviously you knew that since the runner is big enough! What a beautiful gift. I hope your friend is doing well after her surgery.