I spoke too quickly in my last post – We have now had a heat wave that reminds me of what our summer is normally like! I am hiding out in my sewing room and enjoying the air conditioning. It’s a chance to go through my photos. I found a few things that I finished early this summer that I haven’t blogged about. All 3 runners are from my Trendy Table book.
First up, this Tango runner, made using Mochi Linen by Moda Fabrics.
I really enjoyed quilting this one –
It’s a design that looks complicated, but it’s really easy. Let’s break it down –
First, the design in just one of the triangles.
I start stitching in the upper right corner of the triangle, make a hump, then flatten out to hit the point in the top left corner.
Repeat on the next edge
And again on the remaining edge of the triangle.
To do the design on the whole block, without starting and stopping on each triangle, I stitch the design across the top of the triangles as shown below –
Then I start filling in the middle as shown.
Repeat on all blocks to fill in the quilt.
The leftovers from the strips sets on the Tango runner can be saved to make this runner:
I tried a new quilting technique on this one. It was really fun to do too.
It is also continuous line. Begin by startting in the upper left corner as shown
Fill in bottom half of flower motif as shown, the repeat across the quilt. The only thing I marked, was a line designating the height of each row (I wanted to fit 4 full repeats of the design on the height) and I marked the width of the design on the first row only, so that I got a full design at the end of the row.
Lastly, I have a color option on the Plus runner. The Fabric is from the Lil’ Red collection by Stacey lest Hsu for Moda Fabrics. The pattern takes about half a charm pack, plus some background fabric.
The original version from the book uses a darker background.
Again, these runners are from my “Trendy Table” book.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!