As current sewing ambassadors for ADORNit, we got the chance to play with some of their newest fabric, Flamingo Fever. This fabric is so perfect for summer! We used the Let’s Flamingle panel as the star of the show, then added basic stars from some of the other prints, and borders between each row with the Bloom Trim fabric. The panel pieces were cut to 7″ x 8.5″, and the stars were pieced to match that size. The center of the star is 4.5″ square, the star points and corner squares are 2.5″ square, and the star point background rectangles are 2.5″ x 4.5″. The sashing pieces on either side the of the star blocks are 2.5″ x 8.5″. We cut the floral borders between the rows at 2″ wide, which matched the print.Since it’s a table runner, we made the “top” be the center border, so that it looks right side up from both ends. We did a sort of quilting sampler with the free motion motifs we did on each block.Our favorite machine binding method made this project finish up quickly! The tutorial shows you how to do it scrappy, but you can just as easily use the same print, like we did here. While we were using Flamingo Fever, we put the binding on our little pineapple block using Pineapple Turnover in Golden . The tutorial for this sweet and tiny pineapple block is from Sassafras Lane, and the kit came from our local quilt shop, My Girlfriend’s Quilt Shoppe.
As perfectly as it seemed to come together, the dense quilting left us with a bit of a wave in the binding, but it’s only really noticeable from this angle, showing the hand of the maker and all that.
This was such a fun summer project. Table runners are some of our favorites for seasonal decor, like our Pumpkin Table Runner. They are so much smaller and faster to make, which is especially great for a busy summer!