Sometimes you needs some help decorating for a party. When I saw this fabric, aptly named Party Line by Blank Quilting, I knew it would be fun to use for a table runner and make decorating a cinch. I hope you enjoy the two runners I made from this fabulous fabric.
Let the Fabric Do the Work
I love simple table runners and this fabric totally fit the bill. This is a celebration just waiting to happen and having a runner with these fabrics on hand mean you don’t need to worry about decorations, just food and drink! I loved the striped fabric and the balloons were just too fun not to get and put on the back.
Before I even got to make mine, I sent some to a friend who is always having birthday parties with her grands and still had plenty to make these two runners.
I used two different quilting patterns. One is just a plain stipple and really works well. Sometimes I find this is the best as it is basic, but really allows the fabric to shine through.
On the sceond, I used Piano Key Swag, which was meant for a piano key border. I thought it might be a bit risky, but I love it. In order to use it, I rotated the design for the second pass so it would mirror the other side. I also offset it a tiny bit so I didn’t have to worry about it meeting or not in the middle. It worked like a charm.
Celebrate! 15″ x 47″
Thread: Piecing: Aurifil Dove
Quilting: Top: Superior So Fine 494 Pastel Blue
Bobbin: Madiera 8990 Green Apple
Pantographs: Prostitcher Stipple 2 and Piano Key Swag
Batting: Quilters Dream Cotton Select
Coming Up on the Blog
I was away and will be away a little or entertaining some in August, so things are moving slowly. The next art walk sale is in September 2nd and I would like to be caught up by then on the ferry pillows (making 12), so that may be the bulk of my work over the next few weeks!
Diatom Top/Finished Quilt
More Ferry Pillows
Yoga Quilt #1
Ultimate Travel Bag
I added a few quilts and items that I sold here….as they were never added into a stash busting when I made them, so that is good. I did add some fabric in MN but all in all, I am in negative territory!
Fabric in this month: 23.5 yards
Fabric out this month: 38.25
Fabric in this year: 61.75
Fabric out this year: 79.5
NET Fabric: -17.75 yards