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Friday, 6 March 2015

Felicity Table Runner

It's here! No not spring, but something to remind us it's coming!  This is the new design I have been working on.  It's called Felicity.
The fabrics are a sweet new collection from Lewis & Irene - a British company - called Spring Hare. Though the prints do feature bunnies, the look really is more like 30's fabrics. Such a soft palette is not something I normally work with, but I have enjoyed these...and they go great with my china!
The batting is Tuscany silk, which is perfect for a table set as it isn't thick or lumpy, yet it allows nice definition to the quilting and lets the stitching show.
It's rather simply done, mostly continuous curves with a few feathers thrown in for good measure.
 The runner measures 12-1/2" x 33-1/4", and the pattern includes instruction for matching placemats.
That mischievous middle bunny kept sniffing the flowers.
I had fun trying out different dishes for the photo shoot.  The Peter Rabbit ones were perfect, as is this well-worn cutlery set of a cow, pig and chicken.
It looks equally inviting with my Tranquility china; all the colours are there.  Would you like to come for tea?
I stitched a sample placemat to try out the fit of the templates, as well as to audition the quilting stitches.  This one uses a double layer of wool batting so you can really see the stitches pop.
The exciting part is that Mrs. Pugsley's Emporium in Amherst, Nova Scotia carries the full line of Spring Hare fabrics in her shop, and a kit (including the pattern) to make this set is available exclusively from Mrs. Pugsley's! Details will be posted on her site soon.

If you would just like the pattern by itself, it is available for purchase locally at Mrs. Pugsley's Emporium, through my website, or as an instant download here.

6 comments:

  1. The table set is just right for spring, or for those of us, wishing for spring!

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  2. Well, you've done it again! I'm in awe, as usual. I had to chuckle when you wrote that it was simply quilted......as a beginner FMQer, it looks pretty difficult to me....fun, though!

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  3. Beautiful Karen! So cheery for spring! Let's hope we see bunnies hopping around on grass soon. Your quilting is lovely.

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  4. Very pretty! Just the thing for Easter dinner!

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  5. I love this new design. I love the shape of those placemats. So unique!!

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  6. Isn't that pretty! Just right for spring......let's hope it arrives soon for you.

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