One might get the impression I’ve become a little obsessed with hexagons, but the truth is, this project was suggested to me, and done as a sample for the shop. Thus the Halloween project post on the heels of Independence Day.
This is the full shot of the sneak peek I shared with you following last weekend’s retreat…
It is a LARGE table runner (24″ x 56″) made from this book from Anka’s Treasures:
Instead of using 2.5″ strips, I used the striped fabric from this line for Lyndhurst Studios by Northcott. It’s called Trick or Treat Street and is by designer Sheri Beary.
There is a lot of variety in the stripe coordinate I used, so each block is very different…
I adore these silly little ghosts with their names running along the edge of the stripe.
The orange gingham style fabric I used for the accent blocks is actually from a civil war reproduction line…not sure what line or company it is, but it was a perfect orange for the “tangerine flavored” oranges in the striped fabric.
This is what I used for the backing, from my stash purchased sometime last fall. I love Halloween color combinations and imagery. The quilting was done with a black/grey/white variegated thread…just a simple outline around the pieced hexagons, and a spider web in the orange accent blocks. I’m pretty happy with the way this one turned out. Only now, I need a larger table to display it, my table is a small drop-leaf vintage table that only extends to maybe 42″ x 42″ at it’s largest…I’m sure I can find another way to display this though! Or, maybe I need to make a smaller one and give the big one away as a gift….