Tuesday, February 2, 2010

A Valentine Peek


Here is a peek of my modern Valentine runner that I finished piecing. It was inspired by the Strips and Bricks quilt by Malka Dubrawsky that was featured in the #8 issue of Sew Hip. I saw the quilt on Malka's blog awhile after the magazine was out and sadly there are not any more back issues available.

My original intention was to alternate some of the quilters tweeds in browns with the pink prints as Malka did with solids & prints on the original quilt, but I decided for Valentine's, I liked the overly busy & color saturated look of using only the print fabrics. This runner is a mixture of prints by Anna Marie Horner, Sandi Henderson, Anna Griffin, Tula Pink and Lizzy House. It needs a bit of pressing as a few of the strips don't look entirely straight with the world and then I'll move on to quilting it. As I rather like this piece and think it will be a favorite for awhile, I've decided it's worthy of a trip to my LQS for a fun variegated thread for quilting.

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11 comments:

Jackie said...





I love the fabrics that you chose! just beautiful!

joanne lendaro said...





Very pretty fabrics!

Nichole said...





this is really pretty! the simple pattern really works well with those fabrics!

Needled Mom said...





Pretty, pretty, pretty!

James said...





SO NEAT-THANKS FOR SHARING!
LOVE, LINDA

jldouglas@wispwest.net

Poppyprint said...





Nice runner! Love all those prints together.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...





Great fabric selection Karen!

Stina said...





I do love this... love all the gorgeous mixture of fabrics... these fabrics are so hard to find in sweden... lucky you..:o)

Diane said...





Beautiful mix of fabrics! This is going to be a great runner.

cornbreadandbeansquilting said...





Oh I love!!!!!! this quilt. Did you finish it?
Would love to see =)
take care
melissa

sewkatiedid said...





I love your mix of fabrics. The browns in there really make it for me.