Last night was July FNSI - and as usual I had the perfect project in mind! In the previous issue of the Norwegian quilting magazine "Quiltemagasinet", there was an AnnAKa pattern for a table runner using "Secret Garden" fabric, by Lynette Anderson for Lecien. If you remember, back in November 2011, Lynette very kindly sent me some of this beautiful fabric to play with! I had sent some of it to my friend Eva, and I have made several runners and LOTS of bags with this fabric and just have a little bit left - so I set too with planning and cutting and stitching away my Friday night. This Lecien fabric sews together so well - and these muted shades are a pleasent change from the brights that I normally opt for. The design is called "Sommerstitchery", unfortunately we've not had much of a summer yet, due to so much rain! Anyway, once the runner was sewn together.....
.....then it was time to get busy with the stitchery. I taped both the pattern and the fabric onto the window using masking tape, and then I traced the design using a pigma pen. This floral design was stitched with a variegated thread, DMC shade 53. I didn't get time to finish the runner, but I'm really pleased with my progress so far. Maybe I'll get this finished at next month's FNSI!!
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