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I’ve been having a lot of fun over on Threadbias stitching along with the Pretty in Patchwork Holidays group. This month our project was to create this sweet little table runner. I decided to use spring-like fabrics from the Oasis collection by 3 Sisters for Moda (which was conveniently in my stash). I also pulled out some Kona solids: Melon, Mushroom and Snow.
This was my first time doing curved piecing. I followed this tutorial and it ended up being fairly simple to stitch the little petal blocks.
I decided to break up the “pinkness” of the project by adding a 2.5″ white border along the long edges – and I think that decision was the right one. I bound this runner with a little of the pink flowers on white.
Normally I would have free motion quilted a small project like this one, but because my thumb has been sore, I decided to I use my walking foot, lengthen the stitch length to 3.3 and trace around the petals three times, then around the entire “vine” as well. I did straight line stitching on the stem and along the long sides.
My back is pieced because I did not have enough of the backing fabric for the whole project – I used a little of the yellow fabric along the long edges and a strip of the blue fabric across the middle.
This little runner measures 38″ X 18″ and it is reminding me that even though the temperatures are chilly, Spring is in the air!