Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Great Blue Heron

Recently a package arrived in the mail from Vicki Welsh at Field Trips in Fiber.  If you haven't already seen the marvelous hand died fabrics she creates you are really missing out!  She is keeping her blog readers on task this year finishing up UFO's, and has a monthly drawing as an incentive.  Surprise!  Last month I was the winner!

Great Blue Heron runner
19.5 x 46.5 inches 
She graciously sent me two pieces of her lovely gradient fabrics so I could try out this table runner idea that had been stirring around in my head since last summer.  Don't you just love the result?

I have to admit it was just about the easiest table runner ever!  One 13-inch WOF strip of Vicki's gradient fabric with a silhouette from some clip art.  A 1.5-inch inner border of black Kona cotton was next, then a 3-inch border of turquoise batik and binding with the black Kona cotton.  Easy Peasy!

It gave me the opportunity to try out some creative quilting.  Believe it or not, I just used my walking foot.  The lower half is quilted in wavy lines for water, there are some wispy vertical lines for reeds in the center around the heron, and the top has some looser wavy lines for sky.

Three rows of simple scallop are quilted in the border.  It is a pre-set pattern on one of my machines that I stumbled upon recently and LOVE!

Thank you so much Vicki!  The fabric was so nice to work with, and there's enough to make two more to give to a couple of charity raffles that are coming up here.  Win, Win!

Linking up with Confessions of a Fabric Addict.

1 comment:

  1. Hoping over from Vicki's blog to tell you that your heron runner is super gorgeous! Your quilting is truly inspired, and I can just see him standing in the water. Beautiful.