Pattern: Japanese Jigsaw by Tracy Brookshire
Size: 24″ x 43″
Methods of Construction: Machine Piecing, Machine Quilting.
Fabrics used: At Water’s Edge by Blackbird Designs for Moda Fabrics
Completed February 2011
This reversible table runner was made after attending a lecture the guild had with Tracy Brookshire. She had a very interesting slide show of her work and of a quilt show in Japan.
Tracy was selling patterns and templates for the Japanese Jigsaw. I had seen several guild member’s quilts at shows and decided I wanted to make one.
At the time I bought the pattern, I had joined “Layer Cake of the Month” and “Jelly Roll of the Month” clubs from The Fat Quarter Shop. I received a Layer Cake (Forty 10” squares) and a Jelly Roll (Forty 2.5” by the width of fabric) of the same fabric line – this was the only time that both were received in the same month.
The pattern called to have 9” squares cut into quarters. I figured a layer cake would be optimal for the pattern. I set out to make the pattern. I laid the squares out on my design board in a pleasing manner, but forgot to number them when I took them down to work on something else. I then put away the project for a while.
The backing was made with the matching jelly roll strips to make it a reversible table runner.