Hello Friends – I hope you are well. I have been working – well, no surprise there. But in case you haven’t heard much from me, I want you to know it’s not because I don’t like you. It’s just that I have been working.
I am happy to share with you today my Family Dinner table runner that is featured in Fons and Porter‘s Love of Quilting January/February 2015 issue. I am always excited to be featured in any of the Fons and Porter’s publications.
Family Dinner uses fabrics from Quilting Treasures’ Hot Little Dish. You may purchase the runner kit here. I like that the fabrics are non-seasonal, rendering the runner non-seasonal as well. What really appeals to me about the fabrics is that they exude hospitality that just speaks of fellowship and meaningful conversations.
Click here to view the entire fabric range. Don’t you just love that quilt backing “ombre flatware” print fabric?
I quilted allover large feathers on the quilt. Quilting feathers is always therapeutic for me, mainly because I quilt with quality thread (Aurifil Mako 50 cotton) over quality batting (Hobbs Tuscany Silk batting). With Aurifil threads, my stitches always come out looking right, and with Hobbs batting, my quilts end up looking well quilted.
I decided that it was worthwhile to quilt allover feathers on this runner because the fabrics aren’t so bright and busy that the prints would swallow up the feathering effects. Instead, the resulted effect is a nice overall texture for the runner, especially when the light hits the runner just right.
You may also recall the table ensemble patterns I designed for Quilting Treasures late last year. Click here for more information on the patterns.
I hope you have enjoyed seeing the options you can have with this really fun group of fabrics.
Thank you for stopping by! Hugs to you all. Till next time!
My 2015 Line-up
American Patchwork & Quilting 2015 Calendar: Get Happy
American Patchwork & Quilting 2015 Calendar: Migration
Fons & Porter’s Love of Quilting (January/February 2015): Sunny Delight
Fons & Porter’s Love of Quilting (January/February 2015): Family Dinner
Fons & Porter’s Scrap Quilts (Spring 2015): Stars are Brightly Shining
McCall’s Quilting (March/April 2015): Making Valentines
Quilter’s World (Spring 2015): Zigs and Zags
Quilts and More (Spring 2015): Exclamation Point
February: Happy Home Runner (Quilting Treasures)