Friday, February 10, 2012

V-Day {or any time of year} Table Runner

You know how certain colors just call to you?  Well, I was cutting some of these Breakfast at Tiffany's {Fig Tree} fabrics for a customer the other day and had to scoop up some of the corals and creams before they were gone.  I knew I wanted to make a little Valentine's Day something out of them but didn't have a plan in mind.


Of course, it would be in the form of something quilty. 
But I didn't want it to be too cutesy or heartsy {are those words???}
This is what I came up with.

I kept the runner pattern simple so I could really highlight some custom quilting.  Don't you just love feather circles?  I thought they would be perfect in the blocks, definitely keeping with Fig Tree style.

{Kaylene Parry in Lehi, UT. quilted this for me and did a beautiful job!}


I used four 10" squares for the blocks and 1-1/2" wide sashing strips.
(This would be a perfect way to use up some left-over layer cake squares :)


I also used the EZ Flip 'N Set ruler by Darlene Zimmerman
to figure out the cut size of my side setting triangles.
Have I told you how much I love that ruler?!?


This runner measures 15" x 60" {from point to point}.

I have a feeling I will enjoy this simple runner throughout the year.

Happy Quilting!
~ Amber

12 comments:

Taesha Baldridge Cecil said...

That is sooo cute! I love the colors!
xo-Taesha

W. Latane Barton said...

That is just too sweet. Perfect colors, perfect quilting. You have a winner there.

SoozeM said...

That is gorgeous, the quilting really makes it sing!

Kari said...

I've pinned this. It looks like a great thing to whip up at the last minute. Your quilting is gorgeous!

Kristen said...

I really like this..and I need to learn to quilt feathers! :)

Erin said...

Absolutely LOVELY quilting on that! And the piecing is beautiful, too. Great job to all.

Sandie @ crazy'boutquilts said...

Very sweet. The quilting is just gorgeous!

Debby said...

How VERY pretty!! Your quilting is over the top, so wish I could learn to do such nice work. All in time I hope!

Kate said...

It's beautiful!! and perhaps proof that 'less is more'. Glad you shared.

~ Julie ~ said...

What a beautiful table runner! I LOVE the colors! And the quilting is incredible! Good job! :)

b davis said...

So pretty! The colors and quilting are fantastic. And you surely could use it all year long. :)

Victoria Mische said...

Your table runner is gorgeous! You're brilliant on how you set the triangles on its side. Thanks for sharing.

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