Do you remember that I stitched this during the July 2012 FNSI? The pattern is by AnnaKa, called "Sommerstitchery" and was in the Norwegian quilting magazine "Quiltmagasinet" issue 02/2012. I had already pieced the top of the runner in the summer, and I really needed to get this project finished, as it is a gift for Christmas.....
.....the applique is set into the runner using the reverse applique method, and then I layered the top with pellon non-fusible wadding and a piece of Lynette Anderson's Secret Garden fabric for the backing. I marked the diagonal quilting design with a Clover Hera marker.....
.....and quilted the runner using a brown Mettler quilting thread shade 712. I used the same thread for the top and in the bobbin too. As you can see in the picture, I always use a walking foot for quilting.....
.....well here is the completed runner. Now it is finished it looks really beautiful. As usual I have stitched one of my labels to the back, and used a lilac fabric from the same collection for the binding.I have enjoyed sewing with these fabrics so much - the fabric range is "Secret Garden" by the wonderful Lynette Anderson, for Lecien.....
.....you may remember last year Lynette sent me some of her beautiful fabrics to play with! Was I giddy? Yes. Did I have fun playing with them? Oh yes yes yes! I have made SO many projects with this fabric - thank you very very much Lynette !! And remember I said this is a gift for Christmas? Well sorry - can't spill the beans who will receive it incase the person this is for is reading my blog!!
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