A New Love: Foundation Paper Piecing

… and it’s official … when you say that you love foundation paper piecing, I think you’ve gone off the sewing deep end!
But hey, come on in, the water is nice.

Seriously though, why have I not tried this sooner?!


I’ve had the “Freezing Rain” table runner pattern by The Sometimes Crafter on my ‘want to’ list for some time, but kind of drug my feet thinking it would be too hard. Well when Christina released her new “Feathers” pattern(s) … which I had been not-so-patiently waiting for … I decided to go ahead and purchase both patterns.


I ended up trying the table runner pattern first as I owed some good friends a wedding gift {a long, long, long overdue wedding gift … please tell me I’m not the only ‘handmade gifter’ who does this}. They happened to be in town for a week … giving me the perfect ‘get it done before they leave’ time frame.


I’m so glad I started with this pattern. It was the perfect beginner/introduction to foundation paper piecing. The pattern was very thorough and easy to understand and came together much quicker than I anticipated. Although a few ‘special’ items were called for (Foundation Paper & Add-A-Quarter Ruler) I was able to successfully use printer paper and my standard quilting ruler following the pattern notes/recommendations.


Inspired by Christina’s Freezing Rain table runner, I used a similar color palette, but picked from the Architextures line by Carolyn Friedlander for Robert Kaufman + Essex in grey. I also followed her lead and quilted the table runner using several coordinating thread colors … what a simple and fun detail!

We’re enjoying our last week of spring/track break here and soaking up the time together, sunshine and NO freezing rain! I hope you are having a week filled with inspiration + new adventures!


  1. Megan says:

    That is a fantastic runner! I love all the colors and design!

  2. Love this runner! Handmade gifts (by you in particular) are the best!

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