" ". The Smiling Cat: Rainbow Chevron Block Table runner~

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Rainbow Chevron Block Table runner~




I love rainbows, they always make me smile!  Lately I’ve been seeing them everywhere-from cake decorating to home decor.  Big, bold slices of color.  Many of the new fabrics on my wishlist are jewel tones.  I particularly like the contrast of the bright colors against a clean, white background.  So, I’ve been experimenting with rainbows and started using some of the fabrics I’ve stashed away, because I didn’t quite know how to use them.  Colors like bright oranges & dark purples.  I’m used to working with softer colors.  Anyway, I came across a full-size quilt pattern with the 1/2 square log cabin, chevron pattern, set on point in rows and connected with small black & white checker-boards.  It inspired me to create this little table runner.  I foundation pieced the little chevrons, and used black, baby ric rac to connect them.  The ric rac gives a similar look with out having to piece little, teeny, tiny checker-boards.  I like piecing little details-but there’s no need to go crazy!  I don’t know if this project is suitable for beginners, but I’m including step-by-step instructions with lots of pictures.  If you have any questions, you can always e-mail me or leave a comment.
Finished size:  18”x30.  Here are a few more photos-
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So ends my first blog post-Hope you’ve enjoyed it!

4 comments :

  1. That looks really lovely. I haven't been able to get my head around paper piecing, so far. Great first post.

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  2. Thanks DaisyChain-You're my #1(and only) fan!

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  3. I love your table runner. Thanks for making a tutorial; I am totally bookmarking it!

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    1. I appreciate your interest in my pattern. Hope to drop by and see what you're doing!

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