Thursday, February 23, 2017

Bed Runner for Mom

A couple of years ago, my mom sold her house in the suburbs and moved into a condo in the city. Her new condo is super modern and when I went for my first visit, she mentioned that she would love a black and white bed runner made by me for her new bedroom.

During the Christmas holidays a couple of months ago, I started playing with my black and white scraps and decided it was time.  So I made 12.5" slab blocks in black, white and grey and threw one piece of red in there for a pop of colour.  I had made a few blocks when I put this project on my Q1 list for the 2017 FAL.  So this is my first finish on that list!!

I quilted it with a meander with Aurifil 2600 in 50 wt.

The binding is Kona Red and I used my precious Cotton and Steel from a couple of years ago for the backing.

I put it on my bed to see how it would look on a Queen Size bed and it's perfect!

And it did get Bronx' seal of approval... more than once!

Quilt Stats:
  • Pattern:  Improv slab blocks based on the "Missing the U" blocks by Cheryl Arkison (from the book Sunday Morning Quilts)
  • Size: 36” x 96”
  • Fabrics: scraps, Kona Red (binding), C+S (backing)
  • Thread: pieced and quilted with Aurifil #2600 50 wt
  • Recipient:  Mom  :-)
Linking up at Crazy Mom Quilts for Finish It Up Friday and at Anja Quilts for TGIFF.


Anja @ Anja Quilts said...

Beautiful. I love the pop of red.

Shannon said...

I love the modern look! And it's sure to fit in perfectly with your mom's modern condo. Those pops of red are just gorgeous!!

Amy said...

That turned out great!

Rebecca said...

I love a red binding on quilts and its perfect with this one!

Jasmine said...

I love this color scheme. What a lucky mom. It also reminds me that I need to get working on my mom's belated birthday present in similar colors.

Patricia Lessell said...

I love this and your color scheme. ❤️