A Summery Table Runner
When the ‘Flurry’ collection arrived I knew it wouldn’t be long before I put it to use and when I began making the table runner I wasn’t really in a hurry, it just turned out that way! The design was uncomplicated; putting it together was effortless and I thought the clean lines need plain quilting, which took no time at all.
I began with one and a half inch strips of the whole range of flurry colours, sewed them in groups of five then cut them into blocks. It was so quick!
I wanted a grey to set off the colour range (always a favourite) and went to look for something in Aberdashery and as usual found just the thing. A simple grey and white mini-stripe and to complement it perfectly another of the multi-coloured threads that just lift the quilting beautifully.
The checkerboard design was swiftly pieced
and in no time I had a sandwich and was ready to quilt the snappy, wavy lines. So simple.I cut more strips and cut them into randomly sized lengths to make the binding and there it was, complete in only a couple of hours over a few early evening, pre-dinner sewing sessions. Never was anything (made by me) so speedily done!
And what’s more I have plenty of ‘Flurry’ left!
I picked up a package from the Royal Mail depot in Llanbadarn today. Early morning golf means missing the post and it couldn’t have been our usual postman. If it had been he would have left a message, schlepped up to the shed at the top of the garden, struggled with the fastening contraption on the door and popped the package in a plant pot!
Not a very glamorous building is it? Not nearly as attractive as the 1901 (only just ER not VR) Post Office building in Great Darkgate Street in town.
I often study the mosaic signage sipping coffee in a window seat in Costa just opposite.
Well whatever the building looks like as soon as I saw the blue plastic package excitement mounted because I knew exactly what was inside. I didn’t even get as far as the car (here’s a place where you can park right outside) before ripping it open to feast my eyes on the colours inside.
The whole range of playful spottiness – fifteen of them altogether – ‘Flurry’ from Dashwood studios and ordered from Simply Solids online fabric shop on Saturday. I think this lovely simple range caught my attention in LPQ magazine this month and when I searched for them online …. well as I said, irresistible.
I particularly love the aqua/teal/green fat quarters. No surprises there then!
I don’t think these are going to sit in my stash for very long, in fact I’ve already started imagining a summer table topper for the kitchen.
I wonder if I’ll use all 15 colours? I wonder if I’ll try out the my new ‘Quiltology’ App to plan my design? I wonder how soon I can start?