After stitching some special projects for my new grandon, it was time to get back to that very long list of kits that I'll been ploughing through over the past few months. This one is a pretty table runner, perfect for sunnier days. The pattern is Sommerblomster (Summer Flowers) by the Norwegian designer AnnAKa and was bought as a kit from Lappedilla back in 2011. I've used a mix of both machine applique and hand applique for this one. The machine applique was fused to the background fabrics using Lite Steam-A-Seam 2 before the blocks were pieced together. Once the table runner was stiched together, it was layered with a thin polyester felted wadding, Vlieseline H630 and backing fabric. The applique flowers were machined into place stitching through all the layers so it was quilted and appliqued at the same time...
...I decided to hand applique the flower centres in place, rather than by machine, to add a bit of dimention to the runner. A single fold binding in a smart red stripe finishes it off nicely. One of my labels has been stiched diagonally across a corner. Th backing fabric, purchased online from Fabrics Galore is a very pretty and white polka dot print by Rose and Hubble...
...as well as securing the flowers in place, the runner was also machine quilted in simple diagonal lines across the blocks without the appliqued flowers, using white 40wt Aurifil thread...
...I couldn't take a photograph without having a cake - so baked a delicious Victoria Sponge Sandwich with a vanilla buttercream and strawberry jam filling. Now it's all for afternoon tea - would you like to join me for a cup of tea and a slice of cake?
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