Friday, 12 July 2013

Finished Bed Runner and A Fabric Giveaway

I finished the bed runner that I began on Wednesday this afternoon. This is a gift for my friend who has a king size bed. I am not up for sewing a king size quilt but this bed runner pattern is great. This pattern is by Bonnie Olaveson of Cotton Way and you can find it here in her shop. I've had this pattern for a couple of years and I even have the original "Ruby" charm squares shown in the pattern to sew a bed runner for myself but I haven't sewn it yet.


I used Fa la la la la by French General for Moda fabrics. My friend said these are "her colours" and I had her look over the fabrics before I started so I am sure she will love it.

In this pattern you applique the dots and squares to the runner squares and leave the edges raw. These photos were taken after washing and I think the raw edges add some nice dimension and great texture to the bed runner.

I stipple quilted around the shapes with King Tut thread in red and green to match. The background fabric was from a double wide backing on another quilt and I believe it is a Fig Tree fabric but I'm not sure.

Here is another close-up shot.
 
My friend had bought the fabric I used for backing for me to sew her a yoga bag which I sewed two or three years ago. She loves this fabric so if she gets tired of the front she can flip the bed runner over. This fabric is an upholstery weight cotton.
 
This is a charm square pattern but I had fat quarters so I cut charm squares. You can get three charm squares from one strip off the fat quarter plus an off-cut on the end. I used 40 charm squares from 20 fabrics. Therefore, I have 20 charm squares left + the end cuts. I am throwing in two fat quarters to sweeten the pot and giving everything in the above photo to one of you my valued blog readers. :) 
  1.  To enter please leave me a comment telling me if you are working on any Christmas projects this July. (I am not as of yet.)
  2. There is a second entry for my blog followers. If you are a follower, or you choose to become a new follower, please leave a comment telling me that you are.
  3. For a third chance to win please follow me on Instagram if you are on Instagram and leave a comment telling me that you do. (I am lonely over there.)
  4. And for a fourth chance you could follow me on Facebook and tell me that you do. So that's a total of four chances at this fabric.
I won't prolong the suspense and will close the giveaway on Monday July 15th at the end of the day.


27 comments:

  1. Great runner :)
    I'm currently not working on any Christmas projects :(

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  2. ooh! Love the colors!!

    I've just finished a christmas table runner I started last year, does that count? lol.

    I have started planning all my christmas gifts though!

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  3. Oooh! And now FB! Totally not a stalker! :P

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  4. LIKE ON FB
    https://www.facebook.com/linda.douglas.35

    msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

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  5. FOLLOW ON BLOG LOVIN'

    msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

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  6. HELLO,WORKING ON A QUILTED THROW FOR MY SON FOR CHRISTMAS.THANKS FOR A SWEET GIVEAWAY!

    msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

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  7. I have only been thinking of Christmas projects. None in the works yet

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  8. Following on instragram now

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  9. Following on Facebook and Pinterest.

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  10. I have just planned a christmas present and ordered the fabric to make a quilted bag for a friend. Thanks for a great giveaway.
    ks(dot)eyles(at)yahoo(dot)co(dot)uk

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  11. I follow you on Bloglovin already.
    ks(dot)eyles(at)yahoo(dot)co(dot)uk

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  12. I follow you on Facebook now too.
    ks(dot)eyles(at)yahoo(dot)co(dot)uk

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  13. I'm not working on any Christmas projects yet.

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  14. working on a messenger bag and pillow cases for my 22 year old daughter for Christmas.

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  15. I am working on a birthday quilt for my sister. Her birthday is on November

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  16. I follow your blog via bloglovin

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  17. Oh! Oh! Oh! I love French General!! I am not working on anything Christmassy now, but I do want to order some Winters Lane and start on something. It's just so pretty.

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  18. I follow you on Bloglovin!

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  19. I follow you on Instagram!

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  20. I follow you on Facebook too!!

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