Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Rainbow Road Table Runner

Seven Alive

All right!  Time for another post from a Curves Class project!  This one is called Rainbow Road.
Some of my favorite prints
When I first started into this class my goal was to use material from my stash, especially for the smaller projects.  So when it came to Rainbow Road I pulled out a charm pack I had on hand.  I loved some of the prints in the charm pack and thought one day I would use them elsewhere.  On the other hand, some of the others were a little wild for my tastes.  I took a leap and just sliced them all up for this project.  I'm not always big on the super colorful, super scrappy look so this was definitely a leap for me!

Sometimes I look at it and think, "I love it!"  Other times I think, "Woh!  What did I do?!"
Look at some of those crazy prints!
I think I'll get used to it.  This was another great way to practice Improv Curves.  I'm surprised at how much I liked improv curves.  I'm usually a very structured, give me a pattern kind of person, but I LOVED the freedom of these curves.  Cutting without a ruler, no pinning, just going with it!  Those are things I never thought I would be comfortable with.  What a nice surprise!!
Cute cheerful back with a better look at the quilting
This little table runner will be a cheery addition to our table for the spring.

Other posts regarding curves projects can be found at the following posts:
Scallop Bunting
Quilt Cards


  1. I love it! I love all the fabric and the stitching. So pretty :)

  2. very, very nice quilting work. i also like the freeform approach better.

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  4. Love your quilting work, this runner and those quilt cards are a touch of love, with pieces sewed together. The curve lines are a style and the patches of fabric are so pretty.

  5. Fun! I love the bright colors...it would really brighten up your table! You did a wonderful job!

  6. I definitely like it! I'm also following you and would love to have you stop by me and my sister's blog and follow back. Take care, Linda

  7. So glad to hear that you enjoyed the letting loose! It really turned out great. Glad you included the full riot of prints!

  8. Ooh! I love the colour combo! I have no idea how you made the curvy strips, but I really like how they turned out!

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  10. Very nice colors and nice job! So glad that you shared it at Things I've Done Thursday!!

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  11. I like it, Love the colors!

  12. Very pretty!! I like the wild look of it.

  13. Very Cute! I love all the colors. So fun!! Thanks for sharing at Thursday's Temptation.

  14. I do love a fun charm pack. So many fabrics to choose from. This was a perfect charm pack project. I love the improv look. Beautiful project.

  15. How FUN!! I actually should be sewing up a table runner right now, but here I sit at the computer.he,he. I want a really fun, colorful, cherry one like yours. All the colors are great! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Link It Up Thursday.

  16. yes! its bright and crisp and HAPPY! WELL DONE being bold!

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  17. SO SO lovely!! I think it's absolutely perfect! :)

  18. What a pretty table runner. I love the colors.

  19. Oh, wow! That is so colorful and fun! I love how it turned out! I have to admit I was confused at first though when you mentioned your "Curves class," I'm thinking, "I thought that was just a gym...do they have crafting there too?" Lol. Thanks for sharing at my Shine on Fridays party!

  20. I LOVE this table runner - great mix of colours and patterns - I like to see the perfection and lines in expert patchwork and quilting, but personally am much more comfortable with pieced together as you feel like it shapes and sizes!!

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    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  21. I love the fun colors! I would love for you to share with my readers on Blog Stalking Thursday! http://thecraftyblogstalker.blogspot.com/2012/03/blog-stalking-thursday-31_07.html

  22. I totally adore this! I saw you featured at Kadie's and had to come check your runner out.
    Lovely work!

  23. This is just wonderfully cheerful, you couldn't have a miserable day with that beautiful runner on the table!

  24. wow! it looks so nice!!!

    María from Spain

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