Monday, July 2, 2012
Table Top Swap
Simple blocks? Check. Giant shoo fly blocks are pretty simple.
Flowers? Check. Embroidered flowers and print flowers.
Bright colors? Check. Primary colors should qualify as bright.
I was also trying to coordinate with the napkins she received in Round 1. They had a lot of gray in them, which I'm sure you know by now isn't my favorite.
I used gray background for the two outside blocks...
The blocks are pretty large - they each are 18" square - so the runner measures 18" x 54".
I used straight line quilting in the corners to echo the lines of the block and stipple quilting in the colored part of the block. I think you can see it in the photo. Just don't look too close at the stippling. The centers are not quilted because I didn't want to compete with the embroidery. I toyed with embroidering around the flowers, but in the end, I left them alone.
I also made my partner a couple of other coordinating kitchen-y things, but apparently I had the camera on the wrong setting and the photos didn't turn out. Oh well. You may just have to imagine a pretty green kitchen towel and a pinwheel pot holder to coordinate with the set.
And it's off in the mail. Hope she likes it.