Carla at Creatin' in the Sticks is hosting Where Flowers Bloom Blog Hop. So I thought I would join in. I decided to sew this Garland table runner from Table Runner Bliss.
It is a little large for this dresser, but that's ok, I need some runners for my dressers. I just used a mixture of fat quarters from my stash for the flowers. I have used a combination of flower fabric for the back.
I nearly always use my walking foot for quilting. I have the book, Walk by Jacquie Gering so I followed her instructions to quilt these "focal points" in each flower block. I was kind of attempting a sunray. For the focal point quilting, I drew lines every 1 1/2" around the bottom of the block since this is a 9-inch block. You start from the outside of the block and end the quilting all at the same focal point.
After I finished my Garland table runner, I decided to sew this Dish Drying mat. I figured that I'll add it to my Where Flowers Bloom blog hop since it does have flowers in the piecing. I just love these dish drying mats and have sewn a few of these. I use a Tea Towel for the back. This is a tutorial from Sweetwater Pattern and I do have some of their iron-on labels but I decided to not use it for this one. I didn't want to hide the cute ducks in the center block.
I was kind of on a roll with the "focal point" quilting so I quilted this mat that way, too. I think it looks kind of neat from the back. On this mat, I quilted 2 focal points.
Here they are displayed on a little ladder that I recently found.
In keeping with the flower theme, I am giving away this pattern for a mini Vintage Tulips by Thimble Blossoms. If you would like to sew this, please leave me a comment with your email address. I will have my husband pick a number after the Blog Hop and contact the winner by email.
Have a Happy Summer!
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