Friday, August 31, 2012

Dimestore, DONE!

For years I've been wanting a fall table topper.  One look at this month's Schnibbles pattern, Dimetore, told me this would be my year!  All I needed was two fall themed charm packs, thank you Sandy Gervais!


 The pattern has a 4 x 4 block layout, for a total of 16 blocks.

I thought a 5 x 3 layout would work better for my kitchen table.


When I put the finished top my on my table, it just didn't look as good as I thought it would.

Then I thought maybe I would stick with the 16 blocks called for in the original pattern, but go with a
 2 x 8 block layout.


That's exactly what I had in mind, for my kitchen island.

I had purchased enough background fabric for an outer border, but I decided I liked it just like this better.



This is Lifetime Quilt Number 94.
The pattern is Dimestore by Carrie Nelson for Miss Rosie's Quilt Co.
The print fabric is Phenomenal Fall by Sandy Gervais for Moda.
The background fabric is Great Harvest by Debbie Mum for South Sea Imports.
This project finished at 18" x 64" and has  approximately 381 pieces.

I'm eager to see Sinta and Sherri's Dimestore parade, but more eager to find out what our September project will be, Miss Rosie just released a whole new line of patterns, Little Bites, I sure hope we get to take a little bite!










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18 comments:

  1. Lovely! I like the layout you selected for the island top!!

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  2. I love fall and your quilt is amazing. I have everything here to make my Dimestore quilt, but I haven't started yet so I will miss the parade. Your quilt is so pretty I know I will definitely finish mine!! :)

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  3. Looks great and so ready for fall!

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  4. I like your long and skinny runner sooo much I am going to do one myself. Thanks for "testing" the layouts and even the fabric choices. I have enjoyed many of Sandy's fall collections. You are ready for Fall to begin!

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  5. Gorgeous, but I want to see more of your trip!!! Have a great weekend.

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  6. Love your runner and boy does your house look neat and clean.

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  7. Lovely! Great idea for Dimestore!

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  8. Super cute! Those Phenomenal Fall colors are so pretty. I am a complete sucker for any fall Sandy Gervais collection.

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  9. Really gives the feeling of Fall and I like your border idea. Great project:-D

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  10. Dimestone? Dimetore? I think you might be wanting to call it something else, LOL. It's gorgeous & looks great in your kitchen.

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  11. Sandy G knows how to come up with beautiful fall colors every year! Your runner is perfect.. and looks perfect on your island too!

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  12. Oh, this makes a wonderful runner- love those autumn colors!

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  13. Love it and it is perfect for your island!
    Hugs,
    Donna

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  14. Your kitchen island runner gives a nice pop to the neutral granite. Now you need to make a companion table topper to complete your fall kitchen decor (Remember, you want to spread color throughout the room as Martha Stewart would say.) The perfect project for Lifetime Quilt #94. I actually like your runner layout better than the original. Congradulations on #93!

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  15. Love your fall table topper, I think your layout is perfect!

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  16. This runner is so perfect...it looks just gorgeous on your counter!

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  17. Your fall Dimestore runner is beautiful! What a great idea :-)

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