The material for the mittens was bought at Brookside Quiltworks in South Egremont, the block material at Pumpkin Patch in Lee and the red and blue borders at A Notion to Quilt in Shelbourne Falls. I was going to use the block material for the edge between the red and blue but I ended up not liking it as much as I thought I would. I found the gold oak flooring patterned material at Karen’s Quilting Corner in Williamstown. I just love that it is a wooden floor pattern and the red and blue are houndstooth and herring bone patterns. To me it looks like the mittens are drying on the floor. I did the machine embroidery of the mittens and snowflakes from Anita Goodesign. I also did free motion machine quilting around the mittens and the blocks and borders.
This was made in one week in January 2016.
What did I learn? I do table runners to try out new ideas and techniques. It is something useful, small and quick to do. Next time I do machine embroidery on a runner, I will do it without the backing on. I want to cover the back of the embroidery. I will machine or hand quilt after the back has been placed.