Pepper Patch Table Runner
With just four fat quarters, > 1 yard of additional fabric for backing and binding, and about three hours of work, I’ve successfully come up with my first table runner design, which I call “Pepper Patch.”
I already went ahead and wrote up some directions for it, and I’m passing it by the lovely people on the LiveJournal quilting community to proof for me. Once that’s done, all that’s left to do is bind the runner (my least favorite part, ugh) and list the pattern for sale in my Etsy shop.
The only difficult part is figuring out whether or not I should go ahead and sell this one, or hang onto it. Some publishers require that you physically mail in every project in your book before they accept a proposal, others only require one or two, and others just want photographs. This is definitely a project that I would lead off in “Table for Four” (which I think I’m gonna title the book, makes sense because they use 4 FQ’s, right?), so I’d want to keep a copy around… but, on the other hand, if it only took me three hours to make and quilt, why not go ahead and sell it, make a $10 profit off the cost of materials, and make another one if/when required for a book proposal? Guess I’ll go ahead and finish it, and see how the final project turns out, and then I’ll decide