Monday, April 15, 2013

Playing with Fabric

Spring Patchwork Table Runner

One of my fabric auditions finally got the part: Breakfast in Bed is now a happy little runner for our dining room table. I played with the bundle a bit more before I finally settled on the right mix of three inch squares.

I used black yarn dyed Essex linen on the sides, two strips of Chicopee that I pulled from a jelly roll for the binding, and some Happy Dishes by Melody Miller for the back. It's a rather quirky side of spring, but I like it just fine.

I love these little ducklings by Heather Ross. Somehow they didn't make the cut for Nursery Versery, but I've been wanting them ever since I first saw them on Spoonflower.

Speaking of Heather Ross, have you seen the news about the Briar Rose contest that's being sponsored by Pink Castle Fabrics, Threadbias, and Windham Fabrics? Create a lap quilt using the new quilt design tool at Threadbias for a shot at enough Briar Rose fabric to actually make the quilt. I'm absolutely loving her latest fabric collection, so of course I jumped right in this afternoon and put together the design you see above. This was my first chance to play with the quilt design tool, though I've heard plenty about it in the past few months. It only took me a few minutes to get the hang of it, and I can absolutely see why people are excited about this little gadget. Just pop over to the Pink Castle Fabrics blog here to get all the details about the contest. It's free, it's fun, and you get to play with virtual Heather Ross fabric. What could be better than that?

Linking up to Fabric Tuesday.


  1. Your quilt design is adorable! I just love working with half square triangles! It is really really cute!

  2. I love your table runner ... the colors and fabrics are perfect! So pretty and refreshing!!


  3. Great fabrics in your table runner, Heidi! The top fabric on my "to buy" list is the new Heather Ross! And I'm very intrigued by this design tool.

  4. Love your table runner! Doesn't that Essex make the prints sing? Lovely!

  5. Heidi,
    I really like your table runner. And I love working with Essex! I haven't tried the design tool yet, looks like fun. I love your design!

  6. Your table quilt/runner is very quirky and fun! Thanks for pointing those duckies out! Love the design you have going! Happy Tuesday!

  7. I love the Happy Dishes fabric you used on the back. Also going to go and check out Briar Rose contest as well. Thanks for the links!

  8. Very cute little project! Good thing I didn't see those ducklings last week when I ordered some stuff (including some Heather Ross mermaids!) from spoonflower last week!

  9. Very nice, very Zakka. You're not in training for Zakka 2.0sew along are you?


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