Feathering the Nest

Fall is in the air.  Okay, not really.  This is Virginia in the first week of September.  It’s currently 90 degrees out.  But I wish Fall were in the air.  It’s my favorite season.

I’ve been working on a project that has an autumnal feel to me:


I call it the Bohemian Feather Table Runner.  It’s inspired by and adapted from this beautiful Anna Maria Horner quilt.  I just loved the design, but wasn’t sure I could manage the whole quilt.  The shape of the blocks just begged to be made into a table runner instead.

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It’s a great way to use up scraps.  I think the natural linen adds to the boho feel, but then again, I think linen should be used in everything.  Evening gowns? Yup, why not. Bathing suits?  They never flattered me anyway.  I have had the backing fabric in my stash for a long time and loved it but wasn’t sure where to use it.  It’s a fairly big scale print and I didn’t want to wreck it by chopping it up.  I love how it works with all the prints on the front.


I’ve put it on sale in my Etsy shop, but I am tempted to keep it.  Might have to make a second one for me!