Monday, January 29, 2018

A Soulmate Blooms Table Runner : :

Hi friends! I can't believe last week flew by without a single blog post from me. Beginning on New Years Eve we've been taking turns having the flu in our home, and so the first three weeks of January are a bit of a blur for me. Last week was the first that I was able to make it to my studio for several consecutive days. I spent my time organizing, sewing and working on a new Love Story display. It was so nice! Once my Love Story LookBook was finished, AGF sent the samples I had made from strike offs and my advanced yardage. Since Love Story is one of the collections that I didn't show at International Quilt Market, I thought it would be fun to create a little "booth" display on my own, now that I have the space. I'll be sharing how it's coming together very soon, but first today I want to share one of the last projects I made for the LookBook -- my Soulmate Blooms table runner!

Love Story Table Runner

Because I LOVE patchwork, it's instinctual for me to create nearly everything I make using a mixture of prints and colors. But, more and more I've been admiring and sharing on my Instagram the things made with my fabrics that are more simple, showcasing just one or two prints. For this table runner I pulled two of the Love Story prints that I'd most like to see on our dining room table, allowing the pale peachy-pink Soulmate Blooms print to be the star, and I love how it turned out!

Love Story Fabric
photo credit: Alexis Wright || My Sweet Sunshine

Love Story Soulmate Blooms Table Runner

Table runners like this one, that are simple, quick and that can be made in any size, are so rewarding to make! I simply cut a piece of cotton batting measuring about 14" x 40" and spray basted that to my backing fabric. I use my Quick Quilt As You Go method for just about everything these days, including this project. I cut a piece of my Soulmate Bloom measuring 9" 30", centered and spray basted the fabric to my cotton batting and quilted it from top to bottom with narrow, long stitches using a pretty coral Aurifil 50 wt.

Love Story Runner

Next I framed the quilted Soulmate Blooms with AGF's denim in my new favorite Afternoon Sail colorway, added a border of Love Story Daring Tribal Sunset and finished with Darling Echoes Vert binding, a pretty green to make those florals pop!

This runner is so pretty for February decorating, a perfect setting for a beautiful bouquet of Valentine's Day flowers!

Love Story Soulmate Blooms Table Runner

xo Maureen

5 comments:

  1. This is a really pretty tablerunner. I love the faded blue jeans color around the prints. Very pretty
    I love making things like these to give to my friends.
    I need to search a few shops to find a bunch of fat quarters in Love Story.

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  2. Do you have a tutorial for your way guide method?

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  3. That should be a tutorial for your quilt as you go method?

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