Celebrating Mad About Patchwork's 6th Anniversary with a bundle, tutorial & giveaway!4:00:00 AM
I was so happy and honored to have Mad About Patchwork come on as an awesome sponsor of Sew at Home Mummy. Pam, the owner, participated in my Simply Solids Bee last year in one of the Canadian groups. Her online fabric store is awesome - has a fantastic selection of Konas and designer prints (I'm loving the Lotta Jansdotter prints especially!).
Mad About Patchwork is based out of Ontario, Canada; she ships internationally, and if you're local, you can contact her for pickup!
Pam was kind enough to let me curate a bundle celebrating her 6th anniversary at Mad About Patchwork. I decided to use the Pantone 2014 Color Report as inspiration; from that, I decided to go with the springy green "Hemlock" and accent it with "Paloma" (Kona Ash).
|Image courtesy of Pantone.com;|
my inspiration: "Hemlock" and "Paloma", from the Pantone Fashion Color Report for 2014
The table runner is nice and long (69"x9.5") - I did this on purpose as we have a gigantic dining room table and wanted something that would fit appropriately. So the runner has (7) 9" finished blocks in it - reduce the number of blocks accordingly if you prefer a shorter runner.
Or: this block and bundle would make an awesome lap quilt - which, truth be told, is what I'm thinking of doing with the left over fabrics!
1. Get cutting!
from each print (I used 7 prints):
(6) 3.25" squares
(1) 5" square
(42) 3.25" squares (to make a runner with 7 blocks; need 6 squares of white/block)
(6) 1.5" x 9.5" strips
8 strips from the long side of your FQs (so (8) 2.5" x 22")
(I had to pull from my stash to have enough for the entire binding in Ash - but the binding would have looked *gorgeous* scrappy with a strip each of the teal prints!)
|everything cut out! Yippee!|
*tip: if using directional prints, for half of the printed squares, rotate them 90 degrees to the white square on top - this will ensure half of your prints face one way, the other half the other way - am I making sense? lol. See block pic below...
*using the 45deg angle on your ruler (aligned with the center seam) trim your pressed HSTs to perfect 2.75" squares
attach the top and bottom rows together; attach each set of side HSTs together and then to the center square.
|lay it out and enjoy!|
|I love how the springy greens brightens up my dining room :)|
|I used a petal decorative stitch in Jade around the edge of the runner|
|"Spring Forecast" FQB at Mad About Patchwork!|
Head over to Mad About Patchwork and pick up a springy green bundle...
and make sure to use the Rafflecopter widget below to enter to win a gorgeous bundle! A huge thank you to Pam at Mad About Patchwork for sponsoring this giveaway!!
Happy Anniversary, Mad About Patchwork!
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