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. :)
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I won't prolong the suspense and will close the giveaway on Monday July 15th at the end of the day.