Thursday, June 14, 2018

Rick Rack Runner

It seems the busier and crazier things get at work, the more time I need to spend in my sewing room. Well this Rick Rack Runner is my 9th finish off my Q2 2018 FAL List - my most productive quarter yet - so you can imagine just how much time I've spent in my sewing room!


This is a pattern from the Modern Plus Sign Quilts book written by Cheryl Brickey and Paige Alexander. I have been meaning to make another table runner for our dining room for a while now and when I saw the pattern in the book, I knew I had to add it to my list for Quarter 2. (You might remember I made a baby quilt from the book for Paige and Cheryl's hop back in March.)


I had a small stack of 10" squares from a Bonnie and Camille fabric collection which I knew would make a very cheerful table runner and I paired them with some Kona Charcoal for a nice contrast. I didn't have quite enough of the Charcoal for the entire binding so pieced some scraps from the prints to make it work.


I stitched some wavy lines with the walking foot and Aurifil 50 wt in medium grey (#2605). The quilting didn't take very long - the runner is about 22.5" wide but it was very zen-like work. Stitch - turn - stitch - turn...  Sometimes you just need to be able to spend time on quilting that doesn't require much brain power.



Stats:
  • Pattern: Rick Rack Runner designed by Paige Alexander from the book Modern Plus Sign Quilts
  • Size: 22.5" x 86.5" 
  • Fabrics: Kona Charcoal and 10" squares from a Bonnie & Camille fabric collection
  • Thread: Pieced and quilted with Aurifil #2605 (medium grey) in 50 wt


I will be linking up at a few fun places this week:

14 comments:

  1. Very nice table runner. The plus signs really pop against the charcoal background.

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  2. Very pretty! You are doing SO good on your FAL list!!

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  3. I love the look of this! You've gotta love a pattern that allows you to use favourite fabrics!

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  4. Another great piece! You are rocking the sewing!

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  5. The runner looks great and coordinates beautifully with the flowers on your table, too! Congratulations on such a productive Q2. :)

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  6. Pretty! I love colors against grey background :)

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  7. Lovely! I’ve been wanting to do that pattern! You’ve shown me that a darker background works well! Thanks!

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  8. Congratulations on finishing 9 projects for this quarter, so far. That's a lot of sewing.

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  9. You are making incredible progress this quarter. Love the runner and it's simple wavy quilting.

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  10. This looks great! Fabulous colors, and the charcoal gray really sets them off. Lucky you to be siting at a table with such a pretty runner!

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  11. I love the grey background it really makes the bright colors pop ! Thanks for linking to TGIFF

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  13. You're 9th finish this quarter?! Dang, you're on quilty fire!!! Keep it up :)

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