Monday, May 30, 2016

Festive Whirligig Table Runner

As the end of May approaches, my list of deadline finishes decreases. I'm happy to check this off my list of finishes. It's the Whirligig table runner pattern by Cora's Quilts.  It measures 43" x 15" and is just adorable (even if it's too long for my small table).


It's a gift for my cousin who is getting married this weekend. When trying to decide on a project to make I asked her mom to do some stealth research for me. Her kitchen dishes are going to be a mix of Fiesta Ware in these colors:


I decided the gray would be for the accent cornerstones but that left me needing a 4th color for the whirligigs so I added in the lighter turquoise color. This project has a few firsts for me. It's the first time I used just solids. Well, it's not 100% solid colors since the lemongrass fabric has a slight texture to it, but it was the perfect shade so I used it anyway. It's also the first time I used a flanged binding. I learned this little trick from Lorna over at Sew Fresh Quilts. Her tutorial is perfect. I also love that I was able to use one of my cute little labels on the back.


This project was on my 2nd quarter list for the 2016 Finish Along and my One Monthly Goal for May.

15 comments:

  1. I think this turned out beautifully and is going to really coordinate with the Fiesta Ware!

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  2. This is delightful Diana! Love the colour palette- it will be perfect with her kitchen!

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  3. Well, that's a happy pattern and palette! Hope your cousin will use it gladly!

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  4. You cousin has such great taste! Those are the same fiesta colors I have. This is going to look great in her kitchen.

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  5. what a lovely wedding present you have made here, flange has worked perfectly I checked out the tutorial and thought it was very well done might even have a go myself

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  6. Love your rendition of this pattern, the solid colors are very striking and what a wonderful gift !! Lovely work.

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    1. Thanks Melody! I had a lot of fun making this and I think my cousins color choices are wonderful.

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  7. Wow, this is such a lovely gift! The pattern IS adorable, I love the little cornerstones. The bit of texture adds a little personality I think too. Congrats & Thanks for linking up!

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  8. This will be a fantastic gift . The colours are so fresh and vibrant , really summery

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  9. It's really great. Love how Fiestaware was the color inspiration.

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  10. Very lovely and special Wedding gift!

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  11. That is adorable!!! The colors look great together!

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  12. These are such great colors and the pattern highlights them beautifully.

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  13. I think I may be in love with your color palette for this piece.

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  14. This is really pretty and I love the colors you used! I'm visiting on behalf of the FAL hosting team - thanks so much for joining us!

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