Yes, I know I said I was on a fabric diet. I ate brownies this week too! What can I say, it seems when I have doctors appointments in Bellingham I end up at a quilt shop afterwards. This time it was Two Thimbles, and she is having a great one day sale on Tuesday, Oct 19th. Since I've started Beyond the Cherry Tree, I realized that I needed a few more reds to mix things up, there was going to be a need for chrome yellow, which I have none, and just one wouldn't do for a scrappy top, and just a couple of new greens. So here is the final mixture of what I will use for my project. I didn't put in the cheddars, I have lots of those to choose from.
This fabric is Fandango and I picked up 2 charm packs and a yard of Bella by Moda while away in September. There is nothing "creative" or "challenging" in this project, but the fabric is so fresh and modern I thought I'd just make something simple and let the color and graphics shine on this one. Once I get all the fabric up on the wall, I'll order a stripe for a stop border and then decide on what focus fabric I want for the border. This will make a very nice gift.
A little bit of decorating! I finally finished this runner, the border was left over from a quilt. I measured all the strips, then cut the center fabric to fit. That way I used up every bit of this pieced border. A little raw edge applique, some free motion quilting and a black perl cotton for the border and it's now done. I don't know if you can see the writing on the center. With orange perl cotton I stitched Trick or Treat. The pumkin is hand blown from an amazing shop in The Dalles, OR It ws a gift from my friend Paula. I love putting out things that friends have given me, it just makes me feel warm and cozy!