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.
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)