Thank-you all so, soo much for your kind words about yesterday's post! It sounds like it is a topic on many of our minds. I'm glad it struck a cord. Would you like to see some sewing now?
Along the road, my swap project turned into an improv project. And then, my improv project took on a water theme. So, naturally, my quilting followed suit and there it is.
I just hope my partner doesn't mind. Sometimes fabrics are bossy, and that was the case here. They really insisted and with all this aqua blue and seaweed green, who was I to argue? Do you like it partner?
Now the details. (and, I'm shooting this on my kid's craft table, FYI)
I completed all three improv blocks over the weekend. It was challenging to force them to finish approximately the same size. I suppose that makes sense, but it took me by surprise since this was my first time. In the end, blocks #2 and #3 couldn't help but be a few inches longer than block #1. Soooo, I eventually got the snazzy idea of putting the big blocks on the back and making this table runner reversible.
My favorite side features that first improv block and a big sea of natural linen. The other side has the two larger blocks, set just a bit askew in the linen sashing for fun.
My solids were Kona bahama blue, peridot and cactus. The Michael Miller ta dots were from my stash (available here and here), as was the Nicey Jane Lindey Leaf in green that I used to bind things up. A thanks to Katie for the OOP Heather Ross scraps that I won in a giveaway a few months ago. They came in quite handy!
Well, this little runner is a nice start for Spicing up the Kitchen. I promise to get to those hoops soon, but for now I'm itching to start a new quilt. It's been since November that I've started one. I can hardly believe it - it seems like much longer!