Thursday, March 22, 2018

Let's Bake Table Runner

Let's Bake Table Runner by Heidi Staples for Fabric Mutt from a Lori Holt Pattern

Today is my stop on the Let's Bake Sew Along, hosted and created by the amazing Lori Holt. These sweet little blocks feature ingredient canisters, a hand mixer, and a quartet of cupcakes. They're from another one of Lori's beautiful applique quilt patterns, and I decided to turn them into a runner for our breakfast nook table.

Let's Bake Table Runner by Heidi Staples for Fabric Mutt from a Lori Holt Pattern

I used a mix of prints from several different Riley Blake designers as well as some RBD basics to get the eclectic look I love so much. It was a surprise to me how small these pieces are -- the individual blocks finish at about 6" square -- and this makes the project go quickly, even with the hand sewing. Applique is something I very rarely attempt but always enjoy. Adding extra touches like a ric-rac "cord" and "cherry" buttons just make this piece so much fun.

Let's Bake Table Runner by Heidi Staples for Fabric Mutt from a Lori Holt Pattern

I made a few changes from the original pattern. There is no ric-rac at the top of the cupcake liners because I forgot to order it in time, and I only made 4 cupcakes instead of 6 so that it would fit more neatly on the runner. I also fussy cut a few words from Lori's adorable recipe print for the canister labels instead of embroidering the words from her pattern. My daughters thought "Doughnuts" and "Cookies" were a great idea!

Let's Bake Table Runner by Heidi Staples for Fabric Mutt from a Lori Holt Pattern

The runner is backed in a mixing bowl print from Lori's Bake Sale 2 collection. It's a perfect match for the front of the runner, and I love the way it looks with a frame of aqua and white striped binding.

Let's Bake Table Runner by Heidi Staples for Fabric Mutt from a Lori Holt Pattern

It's been a goal of mine to make seasonal runners for the little table where my girls eat breakfast every morning, so it feels great to add another one to our growing collection. Baking is one of my very favorite things to do, and now that my daughters are starting to help out in the kitchen more often with me, I know they'll be thrilled to have this reminder of those special moments in front of them every morning when they wake up.

Happy sewing, friends!

5 comments:

  1. That is adorable! My younger daughter would go crazy for it as well as she loves to bake with me.

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  2. Oh, that mixer is too cute! Love this runner so much!

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  3. Okay, the cord on the mixer is way clever! (just scrolled back up and got the detail). Way too darling!

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  4. Gorgeous runner Heidi. I love the way you combine fabrics and always seem to choose just the right ones for a very sweet result! Cheers, Kelly

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  5. the cord for the mixer is awesome!! I love how you did that. :-)

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