An Elegant Celebration

Next Sunday afternoon will find me teaching a class on my Celebration table runner at the Greater Ann Arbor Quilt Guild’s Quilting Unlimited.

I love the idea of having a table runner you can pull out for special occasions.  I made the bright version as a class sample and have wanted to make another, more elegant, version.  Besides, working with free form bias is too much fun to stop at one!

For the elegant version, I used a Fairy Frost as the background and a great Lonni Rossi print for the border.  I believe the dark red I used for the bias is a Nancy Halvorsen print from a few years ago, but I’m not sure since it was a fat quarter without selvage.

Keen observers will notice that I did not use any triangles for the confetti shapes in the new version.  They just didn’t seem to suit the more elegant style.

If you’d like to see larger pictures of these runners, check out my Flickr photostream.

Suzanne Marshall will be the guest speaker at our QU dinner on Saturday night.  I admire her applique so much!  I’m looking forward to hearing her talk and to spending a fun evening with quilty friends.

  • Natalie
    Posted at 01:37h, 29 July Reply

    These are so cool! I love the swirls on them, it's such an unexpected shape! I hope the class goes well (though I'm sure it will!).

  • Brigitte Heitland
    Posted at 16:18h, 26 July Reply

    your students will have lots of fun! The elegant version is my personal favorite and I like the L.Rossi print you've choosen for the border!

  • Quilt Inspiration
    Posted at 12:24h, 26 July Reply

    How exciting. These are fantastic table runners, and so festive ! (Have we mentioned how much we love your creative designs with bias strips? Still, it bears repeating 🙂

  • Liz in Ypsilanti
    Posted at 22:04h, 24 July Reply

    I am SO looking forward to taking this class!!

  • Gretchen
    Posted at 19:50h, 24 July Reply

    I love the elegant version – but then I am very partial to Fairy Frost!

  • foodmathquilts
    Posted at 17:07h, 24 July Reply

    These are beautiful! I live way to far away to even be tempted, but I may have to try to make my own anyway.

    Enjoy the class.


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