Monday, March 16, 2020

Spring Fling Table Runner

Time to welcome spring! And how better than with Spring Fling, my new runner pattern with a beautiful flower spray!

Spring Fling table runner by QuiltFabrication

Spring Fling has been tossing around in my head for over a year, and I'm happy to say it has finally come to reality! Just gorgeous, and well worth the wait, no?

All of the appliqued flower pieces are fused onto a solid blue background, with pieced borders finishing off the edges. Simple and elegant.

Spring Fling table runner quilting by QuiltFabrication

The quilting is just the same - simple and elegant. Long ago, when I was a cake decorator, I remember heeding the advice to give it a KISS - keep it simple, stupid. Yes, that's rather rude, but it's good advice to live by. With that in mind, I ditched my first idea of echoing the elements and alternating filled squares,

Spring Fling table runner original quilt plan

to a dense stipple around the applique elements to make them pop, 

Spring Fling table runner stipple quilting by QuiltFabrication

and varying widths of vertical lines in the background. Again, simple and elegant.

Spring Fling table runner straight line quilting by QuiltFabrication

The flower center is just as pretty, as the quilting has just enough to add some detail without distracting.

Spring Fling table runner flower center by QuiltFabrication

Notice that the flower is also a four-leaf clover. Yes, I made this in part to celebrate St. Patrick's Day, but it also looks lovely in other color combinations. How about a lighter blue for Easter?

Spring Fling table runner in light blue by QuiltFabrication

Perhaps a soft peach and olive?

Spring Fling table runner in soft peach and olive by QuiltFabrication

Or maybe hot pink for Valentine's Day?

Spring Fling table runner in hot pink by QuiltFabrication

So many color possibilities abound!

Spring Fling table runner closeup by QuiltFabrication

Spring officially arrives March 19, and I'm ready to celebrate! You can too, with the Spring Fling table runner pattern in my Etsy shop.

Happy Quilting!

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  1. That is so pretty! It would be fun to make in all different color combinations.

  2. Very nice. And so great for spring.

  3. So so pretty and all those little circles look so perfect.

  4. Hi Susan! This really is a lovely runner. It screams Spring, and the different alternate colorways look just as nice. Thanks for linking up today! ~smile~ Roseanne

  5. Beautiful! Really love the contrast of the white and dark blue.

  6. This is so pretty, Susan -- I love how delicate the dashed-line rectangles are in the border and the little vine tendrils... I also love your original quilting plan. I don't think it's too complicated -- the key would be to mark the design ahead of time and put a little tick mark in each box of the grid that gets filled in, to keep you from messing up as you quilt it. That's a tip from a Judi Madsen workshop that I squirreled away for future use. :-). But for a table runner, your simpler quilting is probably best anyway. Beautiful work!

  7. Spring Fling is so so so pretty and made flawlessly! I love the dots and the unattached leaves. It is so perfect, quilting, colors, and design!

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