A very very long time ago, I bought this fabric from my local quilt shop, Quilters Haven - it is a range called "Fresh Flowers" by Deb Strain for Moda. I had planned to use it to make a couple of runners and place mats, and over the Easter weekend I had the perfect opportunity to finally get this project done! The pattern I chose is by AnnAKa, and is called "Kle Kjøkkenet i 60-tallsdrakt" and was in issue 4/07 of Quiltemagasinet, a Norwegian quilting magazine.....
.....these blocks made up very quickly, as I did lots and lots of chain piecing. I used a light grey Mettler fine embroidery thread shade 724 for piecing. In no time at all, I'd completed enough blocks for a runner for the dining table with 6 matching place mats and another smaller runner suitable for a coffee table.....
.....I used a non-fusible pellon for the wadding. This is quite thin, and is ideal for runners and bags, where you want your project to have just a bit of structure, but not be too thick. Lots of straight rows of quilting with this gorgeous variegated lime green King Tut quilting thread, shade 927 and as a final flourish the prairie points are embellished with these bright yellow buttons.....
....quilted, bound and a couple of my "quiltystuff" labels machined into place on the back of the two runners (I didn't bother to sew them on all the place mats!).....
.....drum roll please - finished!! As you can see, I've now got a pair of very smart runner! These bright colours are perfect for the Spring and Summer and would definitely cheer up any dining room and lounge!
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