Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Fruity Table Runner

Here's my newest project that I started (when I really should be finishing some others) :)... oh well, this one is really cute! Elizabeth made the most adorable quilt with some fruit prints and polka dots last summer and I knew I wanted to make one for myself (you can find the tutorial on her blog). I received one fat quarter of the fruit print that I needed to make the centers of the squares from the vintage sheet swap she hosted last year. Here are the five blocks I am using to make the table runner.
My blocks turned out a bit larger than what Elizabeth made... guess I should have read the directions better. (Mine are 14" when they should have been 12.5") oh well...
I couldn't find any of the blue and green dot fabric anymore, but I think the gingham is a good substitute. The dot fabric and gingham are from Mary Engelbreit's collections called Friends and Flowers and Baskets of Flowers.

The floral fabrics are all from vintage sheets... I know it seems to be a theme here lately. :)

So, here it is, broken up into a couple of pictures. I'm ready to start making my quilt sandwich. The strawberry fabric in the top photo is what I am going to use for the backing. :)
Hope everyone has a great day!


Lisa said...

This is awesome! I have been collecting fruit tablecloths so that I can make a quilt like hers, too. I think it is probably my favorite quilt of all time, EVER. I like your ginghams- they fit perfectly. You did a superb job of sewing that ric-rac in there, too.

I can't believe she gave that quilt away. If I do get one made they better bury it with me! LOL!

(I just made a post about vintage sheets. You'll have to go check it out. I know we have some of the same ones.)

Aimee said...

That is so adorable! I really need to brave a thrift shop in search of sheets.

Anonymous said...

This is great....I love the fruit!