One of the things I purchased at the Dallas quilt show was some small charm packs of the Printemps line from 3 Sisters. I loved the colors and how perfectly French it looked to me. It was the perfect choice for a little thank you gift I wanted to make. I saw a photo on Instagram of a table runner someone had made using patchwork squares in the middle, a thin border, and then a wider border, and I loved the look. I knew a table runner would be a perfect choice for the gift. I complimented the 2.5 inch squares with some yardage for the borders, binding, and backing.
It went together pretty quickly (a couple of sewing sessions) and then I was ready to baste and quilt it.
I chose to do some straight line quilting in one direction spaced further apart in the center, and closer in the borders.
I had a marathon binding session over a few nights between binding this table runner and the mini quilt I made for a swap.
Et voila, c'est fini!
I love how it turned out. It was truly a gift from the heart as a thank you for having me in their home and I wanted something that represented the idea of home and family and gathering together.
And true to form, I rushed out the door to meet her in order to present my gift and my heartfelt thank you, only leaving time to stop and snap a few quick photos in the park near my house on the way.
A little view of the backing fabric, which matches the outer border. I used the same fabric for the binding as I used on the inner border.
And the whole thing again...
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I am grateful for secret projects.