Happy Monday, Friends! Now that I am back in town, I can share with you that I was actually gone most of last week for some quilting-related work out-of-state. It was exhausting, but very rewarding. And yet it is also good to be back home. I am excited to share with you my Sweet Meadow bedrunner that is featured in The Quilter‘s August/September 2012 issue!
This is the schematic showing the starting point of the project. I eventually adapted the concept with fabrics, and came up with the bedrunner.
Here are a few shots of the actual bedrunner in real life, accompanied by a few “breakable” trappings of life. My white matelasse bedspread that I originally wanted to use was at the cleaner’s. Thus the beige/tan one, but I think it actually worked out better as it highlighted the white on the bedrunner really well.
The bluebirds of happiness were intentional. There really wasn’t another option after I saw how the blue just popped among the pinks and greens.
I didn’t want to use the usual green for leaves, so I used pink and a stripe print in the collection. You know, stripes are really very versatile in their usage. I have another project in my future to-do that uses stripes in the actual blocks! The applique is fused machine applique using Warm Company‘s Steam A Seam2 fusible web.
The pieced center of the bed runner is quilted with swirls.
Of course, the wide white inner border is just BEGGING to be filled in with quilting, right? I am taking you for an “around the inner border” tour as the quilting was unmarked and unplanned, so the quilting is not uniform throughout the border.
This is how the back looks:
I hope you have enjoyed my Sweet Meadow bedrunner. Now, I am curious to know…
#1. … are bedrunners part of your bedding ensemble?
#2. … if you are a quilter, are you more apt to make tablerunners or bedrunners?