Saturday, March 5, 2022

Project Quilting 13.5: Rhythm & Repetition


The PQ challenge this week was to incorporate a sense of rhythm and repetition into a project. It took a few days to let this idea simmer in me. 
I ended up going down the inspirational rabbit hole called Pinterest.

I had pinned a table runner from Bear Creek Quilting called Spring Table Runner 
that would do the trick. It uses all HST blocks and are paired with a dark/light combination.
Once the blocks are arranged, the colors line up diagonally.
The only change I made to the pattern was to cut my 
HST blocks to 3" rather than the called for 2.5".

I chose a fat eighth bundle I've had in my stash forever, 
called Grand Canal by Kate Spain.

Making the blocks was fun and easy!

Getting them sewn together was fun too! 
Not a single corner was cut off. 
For once.

Can you see the rhythm and repetition? 

Choosing a border is never easy. Love that peach color?
Yeah, me too. But I didn't have enough for the length.
Pea Green won out!

Simple straight line quilting in-the-ditch along all seams 
supplied just the right look.

Getting that binding on just right.

I added a small enamel label that says "handmade" to the corner. 

It fits perfectly on our bedroom dresser at 12" x 33.5".

I just love it! This pattern was so easy and fun to make, I know I'll be using it again. 
Thank you, Kim Lapacek of Persimon Dreams for creating these challenges!

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  1. Kathy, that’s a great fabric bundle...I love the colors. I also love sewing half square triangles for projects. Your runner turned out looking really great.

  2. Your R&R table topper def says spring. So sweet. The dark red caught my eye first, then I saw the other repetitions. Studying the pattern of a piece is what I love about quilts.

  3. This is very very pretty
    I love the fabrics you chose!

  4. Beautiful fabrics and a perfect choice of pattern to meet the challenge! So perfect on your dresser. Thanks for sharing on Wednesday Wait Loss.

  5. SEW pretty, Kathy!! I see the flowers in your fabrics. Will this be doubling as your March 2022 TABLE SCRAPS Challenge??? :o))