Pink Tablerunner

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!

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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.

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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.

IMG_0456This was one of those “just for me” projects that I rarely get to.

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Unfortunately, I picked the wrong time of day to get a good picture, but you get the idea.

 

 

Cabbage Rose in Cloth

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.Image

Here’s the watercolor drawing that was my inspiration.

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 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.