Scrappy Spring Table Runner

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What do you do with inspiration from here

And this:

And this:

You start cutting, and stitching, and moving things around on your design wall until you have this – a spring, scrappy table runner which measures about 15.5″ X 38.5″:

I loved using up some of my humungous stash of scraps to make this bright and spring-like table runner. I used all scraps for this one, except for a large piece of purple fabric for the back:

I even used scraps to make the binding (and for the batting):

This was the simplest of  projects, but it really brightens up any surface. Here are some photos of it draped over some outside furniture:

A little of the center detail:

I decided to stretch my free motion quilting skills on this – I figured with a small project, I could play a bit. So I stitched circles and squares and even did some pebbling on the ends:

It really is a touch of spring:

And now it sits on my dining room table to brighten up the room:

This quilt counts toward the second quarter of the 2012 Finish Along (visit my pre-quarter post to see all the quilt projects I hope to finish this quarter).

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    • Faith on May 19, 2012 at 16:11

    I love it! Perfect colors and layout for a table runner. Great job!

    • Wendy on May 19, 2012 at 17:26

    Thanks, Faith! Your wonderful design seemed like the perfect way for me to use up some of my scraps 🙂

    • Staci on May 19, 2012 at 19:08

    Wow! That is beyond gorgeous!

  1. Gorgeous!

  2. Oh I love these. they look so naturally put together, not “scrappy” at all. 🙂

    • Wendy on May 20, 2012 at 07:21

    Andi, Pam and Staci: Thank you! This was a fun project!

    • paula on May 20, 2012 at 13:26

    What a great little table runner! I love the bright colors – wonderful Wendy!

  3. Gorgeous and perfect for bringing a smile to the house and any time of year!

    • Serena on June 18, 2012 at 11:05

    What a gorgeous table runner! I think you should start selling these pieces…:)

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