I recently finished this little runner for my kitchen table. It was supposed to be for February/Valentines Day. Well, yes, it is a few months late, but at least it is completed and not hanging around my sewing room any more!
The pink, red and orange color scheme came from the dishes above the table. When we built our home several years ago, I just had to have a plate shelf.
I designed the flower appliques. And I used fusible web to attach them and finished off the edges with a satin stitch. I did very little piecing for the background as the fabric was already printed with 1 inch stripes. I finished it off by quilting around the flowers with my signature free-hand feathers.
This was one of those “just for me” projects that I rarely get to.
Unfortunately, I picked the wrong time of day to get a good picture, but you get the idea.
I’ve thought for sometime that my watercolor drawings would translate well into applique. I really like how this came out. After drawing the pattern, I transfered it to a paper back fusible. I then cut out the separate parts of the flower and ironed them onto the blue background. I used then a machine satin stitch to secure the edges The block measures about 10″ square. I haven’t done any quilting yet.
Here’s the watercolor drawing that was my inspiration.
I just have enough fabric to make a couple more blocks. Rather than try to make this quilt (as cute as it is) I think I will make a table runner or wall hanging. Then it might actually get made in this decade! I will certainly share when I have a finished, quilted project.