Sunday 2 June 2019

Runner and Rainbow

I have been busy during the month of May, three projects to show here, the first a table runner for a young couple getting married.
I chose some batik strips I had, joined them with a batik background and then it was just a matter of making it the appropriate length. The quilting I wanted to keep simple so that the fabrics still stood out. Since the groom was born in South Africa, I made the label with a saying I had heard from his father: "God writes straight with crooked lines" - it seemed appropriate with the quilting.

The second was a rather quick make for a young woman who has been diagnosed with breast cancer. She loves rainbow colours, so it seemed appropriate. 

Its a quickly pieced large block with 3 and half inch squares and the centre diamond made from four half square triangles - a great scrap user. I auditioned all kinds of border fabrics and finally settled on this one I've had in my stash for years. 
And the backing a sheet I've also used on a quilt in the previous post. It shows the quilting well and is quite neutral with the large circles.

My third project I enjoyed, beginning with the fabric I used in the border then pulled out co-ordinating colours. The simple brick pattern goes together quickly and easily. I've made a couple with this pattern before. It also provides a lovely space to quilt spineless feathers on a diagonal. 

My handy holder up was around so I put him to work. Shame he's not around more often in this way! Just ignore the feet and slither of head showing at the top. I can't tell you how fiddly the small nine patch squares was in the first border. I think it's to do with my maths, but they seemed to take the same time as putting the centre together!
The backing was a couple of pieces plus a little left over batik to complete the centre section. Since the front was all stash I didn't mind buying a couple of small pieces for this. 

It went to a friend who's recently had a first grandchild. She seemed delighted with it. And I had fun putting it together. 
So it's on to the next project or projects, just a few on the go still.
Until next time,


  1. You have had a busy month, and so many fun projects to show. I especially like the wedding runner; I made a similar runner for a friend a little while ago.

  2. All lovely pieces, Lynn! I'm glad that two of them are for such happy occasions. The one for your friend with cancer will give her such comfort and is probably the most important quilt you've finished lately. It's a wonderful gesture of support.

  3. These are all delightful! I love how the saying fits with the first quilt. And I’m sure the second one will be a great source of comfort. And the third—I really like how it all started with the border.

  4. What an array of beautiful quilts! You've been busy. I love the simplicity of the much fun!

  5. I love your style of quilts--simple and fun! Love the quote on the table runner. And love how the quilting shows up on the back of the other quilts. LOL on the holder--I'm always telling my DH to duck his head more, so I know just what you're talking about!?!