Sunday, July 1, 2012

Summer Chevron Runner

Happy Canada Day!

Earlier this week, I shared a quick peek at a little project I was working on.  The inspiration behind it came from a tutorial Kelly gave for a Chevron Rug as a part of the Bella Solids Parade: Season Two hosted by Emily and Shruti, which Fat Quarter Shop sponsered.  Five weeks of enjoying beautiful Bella solids and 5 lovely guests gave us tutorials to use those solids, with prizes along the way.  I happened to be a lucky recipient of one yard of Bella Glacier and now I'm entering for the chance to win 10 yards of Bella Solids.
This newly finished runner is my entry!

I pulled a selection of orange and pink prints and combined them with 3 solids in pink and 2 in orange to make a scrappy version of Kelly's chevron design.

My version is larger than Kelly's because I made it to sit atop my vintage buffet in the living room.  It finishes at 56" long and is 18" wide.

 The size of strips I cut were 2.5" to make the math work for my finished size and I also decided to eliminate any border around the chevrons.

For the back of the runner, I used a solid light pink and then placed some leftover chevrons running in the opposite direction from those on the front.

I kept the quilting really simple to let all those fabrics be the focus of the design.  Softly curving lines running the length of the tablerunner accomplish that goal, I think.

The lines flow through the centers of each chevron strip.

Even though the runner will sit under our television, I wanted it to complement the cushions I made for our loveseat.  Leftover pink solids from those cushions helped spice up the scrappy runner and keep things coordinated without it being too matchy-matchy. ;o)

I am definitely more appreciative of the part solids can play in my sewing projects.  Thanks so much Emily, Shruti and the Fat Quarter Shop, as well as  the 5 guest posters for sharing the wonder of solids and inspiring me!


  1. Good morning Katherine and have a great week! Your new quilt is so beautiful! I love your design and colours are gorgeus! I think you can't concentrate well on a movie but watching this beauty under it! x Teje

  2. ooooh that is so pretty! and those are the colours I gravitate towards. Thanks for sharing it with me - I'm glad you found some inspiration in my post. Best of luck with the competition :)

  3. That looks gorgeous! :)
    Cheers from India!

  4. It is beautiful and your buffet must be HUGE!!

  5. That is absolutely lovely. The curving lines are the perfect choice!

  6. Katherine, your runner is lovely! The colors are so pretty and the fabrics are quite fun to look through!

  7. Happy Canada Day --- love your televisionrunner, especially that delicious colour combo!!

  8. This is so pretty and the little sprinklings of solid fabrics add a nice extra :-)

  9. It's very pretty. I love the finished piece!


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