Sunday, July 1, 2012

Summer Chevron Runner


Happy Canada Day!

Earlier this week, I shared a quick peek at a little project I was working on.  The inspiration behind it came from a tutorial Kelly gave for a Chevron Rug as a part of the Bella Solids Parade: Season Two hosted by Emily and Shruti, which Fat Quarter Shop sponsered.  Five weeks of enjoying beautiful Bella solids and 5 lovely guests gave us tutorials to use those solids, with prizes along the way.  I happened to be a lucky recipient of one yard of Bella Glacier and now I'm entering for the chance to win 10 yards of Bella Solids.
This newly finished runner is my entry!

I pulled a selection of orange and pink prints and combined them with 3 solids in pink and 2 in orange to make a scrappy version of Kelly's chevron design.


My version is larger than Kelly's because I made it to sit atop my vintage buffet in the living room.  It finishes at 56" long and is 18" wide.


 The size of strips I cut were 2.5" to make the math work for my finished size and I also decided to eliminate any border around the chevrons.



For the back of the runner, I used a solid light pink and then placed some leftover chevrons running in the opposite direction from those on the front.


I kept the quilting really simple to let all those fabrics be the focus of the design.  Softly curving lines running the length of the tablerunner accomplish that goal, I think.


The lines flow through the centers of each chevron strip.


Even though the runner will sit under our television, I wanted it to complement the cushions I made for our loveseat.  Leftover pink solids from those cushions helped spice up the scrappy runner and keep things coordinated without it being too matchy-matchy. ;o)


I am definitely more appreciative of the part solids can play in my sewing projects.  Thanks so much Emily, Shruti and the Fat Quarter Shop, as well as  the 5 guest posters for sharing the wonder of solids and inspiring me!

10 comments:

  1. Good morning Katherine and have a great week! Your new quilt is so beautiful! I love your design and colours are gorgeus! I think you can't concentrate well on a movie but watching this beauty under it! x Teje

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  2. ooooh that is so pretty! and those are the colours I gravitate towards. Thanks for sharing it with me - I'm glad you found some inspiration in my post. Best of luck with the competition :)

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  3. That looks gorgeous! :)
    Cheers from India!

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  4. It is beautiful and your buffet must be HUGE!!

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  5. That is absolutely lovely. The curving lines are the perfect choice!

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  6. Katherine, your runner is lovely! The colors are so pretty and the fabrics are quite fun to look through!

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  7. Happy Canada Day --- love your televisionrunner, especially that delicious colour combo!!

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  8. This is so pretty and the little sprinklings of solid fabrics add a nice extra :-)

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  9. It's very pretty. I love the finished piece!

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