April Minis and More Parade Table Runner

Hello Everyone! It’s time to share the table runner I made for the Minis and More Parade. Sherri and Michele gave us a spring theme last month and as I had cut fabrics for a table runner from Garden Variety fabrics by Lella Boutique for Moda, I thought it would be perfect for this month’s parade.

I used Camille Roskelly of Thimble Blossoms Round and Round Mini pattern to make the runner.

You can find the pattern here.

As you can see, the original pattern is for an 11″ finished mini. I made three blocks, three blocks with lots of pieces! You can read more about the construction of the blocks here and here.

The Garden Variety fabric came in a Sew Sampler Box. The blocks are made from a charm pack (from the box) and White Moda Grunge. The blue border fabric was also in the box.

I do have a construction tip for you: don’t cut the sashing until your blocks are made and trimmed! I know this, but did I do that on this one? No, and guess what, my blocks measured just shy of 9 3/4″ square. And they were all the same. I had already cut the sashing to 9 1/2″ and needed the rest of the fabric for the borders. So, some of the outside star points are cut off. Oh well, I won’t be cutting sashing before blocks are made again.

I played around with the quilting quite a bit. I used a Fixion Pen because the fabric was light. I would never use it on dark fabrics because it leaves a ghost line when removed.

The center square motif was a combination of designs from Quilting Made Easy by Eva K. Larkin. I’ve had this book for a long time, but have only used the designs a few times.

I ironed away my test markings and remarked the blocks for quilting. Because I wanted to quilt this quickly, I marked the continuous curve lines in the stars instead of using my ruler foot.

I like how the feathers on the outside accentuate the circle of stars. I contemplated a small quilted filler inside the circle, but thought that too much quilting would be out of proportion for the rest of the block. Instead, I quilted the continuous curves from star point to star point, then quilted about 1/8″ around each star. The inside border is quilted with a wavy line and the outside border is quilted with a double figure eight. The double figure eight still needs some work, but on the dark, busy fabric, it doesn’t show much. All the quilting and piecing was done with Aurifil 50 wt thread.

This is the matching Pinny from last month’s Minis and More Parade.

This table runner is going to be a nice addition to my spring décor.

I hope you enjoyed the parade this month and will consider joining us next month. Be sure to visit Sherri and Michele to see the rest of the parade and find out what next month’s project is.

Thanks for stopping by!

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3 Responses to April Minis and More Parade Table Runner

  1. Sharon Browne says:

    I absolutely love your little runner! It’s adorable in that fabric line and your version of the pattern is such an upgrade!


  2. Lydia Sheffield says:

    Love it-I especially love the sashing fabric


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