The second applique block for the table runner is done! For this block, I used and reduced a flower from Esther Aliu’s On My Window Flowers Bloom pattern and the basket and layout from the same Secret Garden block as block 1. I love mixing and matching different elements from different patterns.
I concentrated on the yellow, yellow/orange and purple/burgundy colors for the flowers and added a red and yellow bird. The bird is nestled comfortably amongst the bright flowers.
Finally, the blocks are joined and borders added! The blocks are 17 x 10 1/2″. The sashing is 3/4″ side and the yellow narrow border is 1″.
Look closely, I added a flange to the narrow border! I love the way a flange adds another color and depth to a project, while being much rpeasier than adding piping or a tiny border. a future blog will focus on flanges.
The friend that requested this table runner wanted a bright table runner with jewel toned flowers and birds. It certainly is bright and it’s ready for quilting!
Happy quilting! Lennea