V-Day {or any time of year} Table Runner

Friday, February 10, 2012

You know how certain colors just call to you?  Well, I was cutting some of these Breakfast at Tiffany's {Fig Tree} fabrics for a customer the other day and had to scoop up some of the corals and creams before they were gone.  I knew I wanted to make a little Valentine's Day something out of them but didn't have a plan in mind.

Of course, it would be in the form of something quilty. 
But I didn't want it to be too cutesy or heartsy {are those words???}
This is what I came up with.

I kept the runner pattern simple so I could really highlight some custom quilting.  Don't you just love feather circles?  I thought they would be perfect in the blocks, definitely keeping with Fig Tree style.

{Kaylene Parry in Lehi, UT. quilted this for me and did a beautiful job!}

I used four 10" squares for the blocks and 1-1/2" wide sashing strips.
(This would be a perfect way to use up some left-over layer cake squares :)

I also used the EZ Flip 'N Set ruler by Darlene Zimmerman
to figure out the cut size of my side setting triangles.
Have I told you how much I love that ruler?!?

This runner measures 15" x 60" {from point to point}.

I have a feeling I will enjoy this simple runner throughout the year.

Happy Quilting!
~ Amber