The Kona Club Challenge is to create something nice out of a fat quarter Kona Club bundle. And then share a tutorial for this item on the Sew Sisters Quilt Shop blog. Working with such fresh and spring like colours was a pleasure. Those fat quarters of Carrot, Cactus, Buttercup and Eggshell kept my mind off of the cold, stark winter that left it's icy finger on my whole backyard.
This was the view out my window first thing in the morning. All the edges were softened by a beautiful layer of frost. As the day wore on, and I finished the binding on my little runner, the sky brightened. By the time school was out, so was my son, Russell.
He's been hard at work turning this snow drift into a fort, complete with a walkway entrance.
The walkway did not extend out to the hay wagon, but ...
I do like to use this old beast for a photo shoot.
The Flowering Table Runner finished at 12" x 58". The backing fabric was an older stash piece that turned out perfectly suited to those Kona colours used in the blocks. Although I do prefer to quilt with the use of the walking foot, Lil' Janome came out of hibernation to enhance the flower design, adding leaf like shape to the green in the blocks, pebbling in the center of the flowers, and petals in the pinwheels.
This quilted runner was the 23rd use of my 100 labels ordered from
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It's been a while since I made a flanged binding. I do love the touch of sunshiney goodness that little yellow polka dot provides. It adds a little zing to the finish!
In preparation for the wrap up of my Top 10 Tips series, I wrote a tutorial for the flanged binding method. It is scheduled to be published on Tuesday.
The tutorial for the Flowering Table Runner is scheduled to post on the Sew Sister's Quilt Shop blog on January 27th. And there will be a giveaway for a fat quarter bundle of those same Kona cottons used in the runner!
Linking up to Finish it up Friday with
Amanda Jean of Crazy Mom Quilts
And TGIFF! hosted this week by
Valerie of Val's Quilting Studio.
PS... Is anyone up for a free Quilt Along? Join in the Elephant Parade!
You can read more about the quilt along plans here.
PPSS... Before I sign off, just wanted to let you know....
It's day 5 of the Island Batik - Sock Hop Blog Hop and I am heading over to visit with Linda @ One Quilting Circle. What wondrous batik will she be showing off today?!!!
Let's go offer Linda a warm Sew Fresh Quilts welcome!
Hmmm... Did I mention there's a giveaway?
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