I am trying to totally change our décor in the new house. I’m going more modern and lighter. Looking for a newer, more simple look!
So when I saw these bright graphic fabrics a while back, I bought a half-yard of the orange, green and blue prints.
See? I really AM trying to like and use orange!! LOL!!
Then I saw this AWESOME floral print from the Field Study collection… which in my mind really looked great with the graphic prints, so I bought a yard of it for the backing!
Soooo… I wanted a simple design that would let the fabric do the work! A rail fence block was perfect!!
I aligned the three fabrics carefully on my mat and cut 2 1/2” strips from selvage to selvage, getting seven strips from each fabric.
I randomly sewed the strips together in sets of three, then sub-cut the strip sets into 6 1/2” blocks. I got 6 blocks from each strip set, with a bit leftover… hmmmm…
I laid the blocks out in 10 rows of three… using 30 of the 42 blocks for the table runner. I will make 2 placemats from the remaining 12 blocks…and maybe some coasters from the leftovers?? I will be looking for a cool print for the placemat backs, as I used up all my Field Study for the runner backing.
As the blocks fabrics and seams on the runner were all so straight, I quilted the runner in swirls, to soften the look and give it some texture!!
Whatcha working on this week?