After chatting with my sister I discovered her dining room colors are cranberry & tea dyed muslin. That made me think immediately of the French General fabric lines…
Luckily one of my LQS’s had a charm pack of Rouennieres (the link is actually to the 1st line of fabric issued back in 09. I purchased the 2nd line recently released- mostly it’s the same- you get the idea) & some coordinating fabric for a border…..
After trolling the internet for charm pack friendly table runners, I found this at the Moda Bake Shop….
Then I spent time learning how to make hexies from my 60 degree triangle. I hope to put a tutorial on that here shortly……
Finally, I could start piecing.
Then I did some pretty quilting…..
And finally we have this:
A pic of the back to see the quilting:
Basic Quilting Recap:
In each hexie is a flower.
In each small triangle I did continuous curves
In the inner border I did a ribbon design
In the outer border I did a swirly leaf.
When I finished I knew that *I* loved it & I really hoped my niece would too!
Turns out she does! And some of her friends! (She lives on the East Coast & I actually mailed it in time for the bridal shower. I’m always amazed when I’m not late with a quilty present!)
So while it was fun to choose the fabrics, the pattern, learn a new technique, and play with new quilting designs, the best part is that my niece likes it too.
Now we’re waiting for the wedding- to take place this fall on the beach! Our family is incredibly excited!