Sewing Saturday – Table Runners

I have some homework to do, but I have been looking forward to spending some time today sewing since I have these two projects almost finished.

The first sewing project I am working on is a table runner for Valentine’s Day.  I used Doris’ pattern from Threads of Conversation, but I had to change the measurements to accommodate the fabric quantities I had in my stash.

Valentines table runner

I am also working on  this red and yellow table runner using three Michael Miller fabrics and this cool disappearing 9-patch pattern from Spool Sewing.

red-yellow table runner

I recently discovered that my sewing machine has the ability to drop the feed dogs, which means I can do my own machine quilting.  Yes, after owning this machine for about ten years, I never knew!  I ordered a free motion/darning foot and a walking foot this week, since we seem to be losing all of our sewing machine shops around here.  So I’m off to machine quilt these two table runners.  How fun!

How are you spending your Saturday?