Wow, have you been following the progress of this Folk Art Quilted Traditions blog hop?
I feel blessed to be part of such a talented group of quilters.
When Suzy Webster sent out the call for Blog Hop Participants I jumped at the chance!
Then I got the book.
And well panicked.
It looked complicated.
Then I procrastinated (something I am very good at)
I had planned on using fabric from the latest Island Batik Ambassador Sample box.
But this procrastination – I came up with another design for the fabrics, but thought I might be able to do both.
I was so wrong 🙂
It was coming down to the wire – and I discovered, with less then a week to go…, OMG I don’t have enough fabric to do both projects!!!
I have named my version of the Jeweled Table Runner: R.I.P.
It was born out of
- Resourcefulness- Using my scrap fabric and materials on hand.
- Inspiration – My love of playing piano and classical music.
- Procrastination – I didn’t come up with color scheme until the last minute
But this isn’t about me and my PROcrastination is it!
It’s about Suzy’s book, Folk Art Quilted Traditions,*affiliate link, and I think it’s the perfect book for your creative quilting library.
What I did:
- I used Block #5 from the book to make my version of The Jeweled Table Runner
- I fused all the pieces in place before any applique work was done
- I used a blanket stitch for the machine applique, this was very new to me.
- I used black thread throughout for the applique
- I chose a color scheme of Black,and White (It’s all about those 88 keys) and Red for roses- (a vase of red roses belong on top of the piano)
Suzy’s book has 12 different blocks that are interchangeable and 5 different projects ranging from a bag to a full size quilt.
With a little creativity you can use the blocks for pillows and mini wall hangings too.
The book has great tips
one of my favorites, that I’ve used several times since reading the book, was about testing fabrics for bleeding. I’m not going to give it away, you’ll have to pick up a copy of the book!
Folk Art Quilted Traditions *affiliate link
I finished my RIP Table Runner with free motion machine quilting with the same black threadthat I used for the applique.
Staying in line with using the scrap collection, I made an abstract pieced backing.
Here’s a little peak – More next week 🙂
Folk Art Quilted Traditions Book Giveaway From Suzy Webster
I hope you are inspired and motivated to try new projects and ideas.In case you missed any of the creative projects that have been made during the Folk Art Quilted Traditions Blog Hop, here is the complete line up.
- Connie Kresin Campbell
- Jennifer Eubank
- Bea Lee –
- Sally Johnson
- Suzy Webster
- Jessica Caldwell
- Anna Branch
- Vicki in MN
- Pamela Boatright
- Teri Lucas
- Maryellen McAuliffe
- Joan Kawano
- Lara Buccella
- Final Wrap-up
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Adele, Creative Domestic Engineer