Sunday, October 31, 2010

Rose’s Runners

I just added a couple of new small kits to the website, using the beautiful “Let it Snow” batiks by Laundry Basket.  Rose has been taking advantage of the chilly autumn weather to stitch shop samples, and just finished these two projects.

Let it Snow Batik Flip ‘n Strip Table Runner: Kit available for $25.25 plus $8.00 pattern.

The pattern?  Flip 'n Strip Table Runner designed by Karen Montgomery


Rose’s version:



The technique?

Simply a quilt as you go strip quilt, with a little wider asymmetric border.  But, what makes the runner special is the fusible applique accents at either end.   Where Karen’s runner features Christmas Trees, Rose chose to apply fusible web to the back of  two panel snowflakes, then fussy cut and applique the flakes in place.  It was quick, easy, and the end result is simply beautiful.

Rose's Twister Topper: Kit available for $20.00 plus $9.00 pattern.

The pattern? Designs to Share with You: Twister


The technique:  4 fat quarters, arranged in a pleasing fashion, to create a 3-D result. Notice how the runner seems to spin, and the square “rings” seem to interlock.


Rose’s first version of the runner didn’t look quite the way she wanted it to.  See photo left (first version) compared to photo right (final version).



Although the spinning pinwheel design appears in both versions, and the same fabrics are used in both, the geometric 3-D effect is much more obvious in the final version. 

Amazing, isn’t it?   Fabric placement can really matter, even in simple designs like this.  

Either one of these projects would look beautiful on your holiday table, especially with an elegant silver, white or crystal centerpiece.  I found these at Crate & Barrel…. but it’s hard for me to imagine the scale.  I think I need to look at Target.  I love their Holiday stuff!

LusterGlsSnwflkVotiveF10 ArdenCandleholdersS3F9   BoneChinaSnowflkTeaHldrLLF8

~ Have a great week!