Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. My family is Jewish so though my parents used to do a huge party on Christmas Eve, for my extended family, Christmas wasn’t a big deal. But Thanksgiving is when everyone got together and all the crazies come out of the woodwork and it’s fun having the whole family together. There’s anywhere between 10 and 20+ of us that show up. We also do a big dinner for Passover in March/April but food is much better for Thanksgiving. My cousin currently hosts. He is obsessed with roosters and pears and requested a table runner of such.
I took a class with Anita Grossman Solomon a few years ago, who is an amazing teacher. She believes in finding ways to only make a few cuts with your rotary cutter and everything magically gets cut. I have 2 of her books and so many of those projects are on my list. For the table runner, I decided to do a Square-in-a-Square block. I followed her technique detailed here for how to quickly cut the pieces with almost no waste. It was so fast and easy to do (though I don’t stack my fabric as high as hers). I decided to make the table runner reversible since I couldn’t decide which fabric to feature in the square and which on the outside. I added the little curtain danglies to give it a little something extra.