Today’s Topic: Design Your Own Table Runner
Welcome to Week Nine of The Better Machine Quilt-a-long based on my book 25 Days to Better Machine Quilting.
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Good Morning, Quilters!
We’ve had a busy week so far! We’ve been Super heroes fighting villains like Gravity and Friction. Then we put on our lab coats to become quilt scientists.
And today we will transform ourselves to think like designers. (All while maintaining our civilian disguises – going to work, cooking and cleaning–and otherwise pretending we aren’t thinking about quilting
50%, 75%, 98% of the time!)
Goal of the 25 Week QAL
The stated goal of this quilt-a-long (and my book) is to become better quilters by trying a wide variety of techniques and supplies. However, the real goal is for YOU to be able to quilt YOUR quilt tops!
In order to do that, it is important for you to think about how each lesson applies to YOUR quilts and YOUR quilting style.
In other words, you need to think like a quilt designer.
There are many ways to use the basic formula of the Square Flower Table Runner to make it your own. Create your design by: Changing the size, piecing the quilt top, changing the color palette or stitching different motifs.
Change the Size
The Square Flower table runner is fairly small. Would YOU like it longer or wider?
Keep the proportions the same and scale it up!
Pieced Instead of Whole Cloth Quilt
The Square Flower Table Runner is stitched as a whole cloth quilt.
How would it look if it were stitched on a pieced quilt?
What if you added a floral or patterned fabrics in one of the sections?
Change the Color Palette
What if you changed it to a cool color palette?
Could you use the motifs in a border?
Change the Motifs
What if we kept the basic framework and changed the motifs?
Would the Wagon Wheel work in the square blocks?
Christmas is Coming!
Christmas is just around the corner!
How would YOU create a Christmas table runner?
And it would look great with the Candy Cane border (More FMMQ 1-2-3 page 39)
Design your own table runner! Use YOUR favorite motifs and fabrics and create a table runner that suits YOUR quilting style!
Use the ideas YOU have learned so for to design a quilt top in YOUR collection!
Have fun with this! Keep it small (or not) to keep it fun!
Your Favorite (?) Quilt Designer,
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