I’m not one for sparkly fabric but Yes Please by Jen Alyson for Riley Blake Designs has just a hint of rose gold like my iPhone and how can you go wrong with that. It also has an adorable black, white and rose gold plaid that sparked my design side so I had to come up with a project.
Here’s a look at the fabric…
…see what I mean? Adorable.
I decided it was time to trade out a Christmas table runner with something more timely so I went searching for a pattern. I found one in a quilt magazine and got busy on Friday.
It has a four patch base, which makes it go together pretty quickly.
I chain pieced, even though my Janome has scissors built in, to speed the block construction up.
I got all my blocks put together…finally. I think I spent more time un-sewing (better known as ripping) than I did sewing. Some days just seem to go that way no matter how much experience you have quilting/sewing. Maybe I should read the pattern just a touch closer and not got by the pictures.
Thanks to my better half I have a huge design wall in my sewing room that allows me to make sure I have projects right before I trim and finish.
This is what the table runner looked like prior to trimming. The pattern also gave a bonus placemat pattern utilizing the trimmed pieces so it was a win, win.
My finished Friday project is ready for quilting and I’m on to a jelly roll pattern by Moda’s Corey Yoder using Sugarcreek.