Summer Table Runner

Wishing you and your family a happy celebration of Independence Day!

I recently posted a picture of my “Summer Garden” lap quilt, sashed and bordered with aqua fabric. When making the hexagons for the project, I also made four rosettes of a red, white, and blue print that is in the same “Nana Mae V” fabric line. However, I decided not to use them in the quilt because I felt the blue did not coordinate well with the aqua sashing and border fabric.

Not wanting my handwork to go to waste, I planned a table runner using three of the rosettes, and I may make a pillow or table trivet using the fourth. I appliqued the rosettes on 10 1/2″ squares of white fabric. And for sashing and border, I chose a red and white polka dot print which perfectly complements the tiny red centers of the daisies in the blue print.

I machine quilted the runner on my Brother Nouvelle 1500S domestic machine with white thread. Continuous curves anchor the hexagons, meandering fills the white background, and double loops dance along the sashing and around the border. I finished the runner with a red polka dot binding, refraining from using a contrasting color so that the hexie rosettes remain the star of the show.

My next EPP project? I am thinking of making Brown-eyed Susan flowers by stitching various yellow prints around brown centers. I’ll be sure to take pictures of my progress!

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