Thursday, September 15, 2011

Scrap Lab and Mellow or Yellow

I finished my other Buttercup table runner last night.  I love working with these soft colors.  I am bound to love any and every fabric by Fig Tree.

I found this project in this magazine.

They have started a fun feature called "Scrap Lab" with creative projects using small amounts of fabric.
One more reason to buy another quilt magazine.  :-)

I made my runner according to the directions, except I chose to put a traditional binding on mine.

I went with a light floral binding rather than the pink polka dot that I originally bought, and I like the softer look.

I'm enjoying straight line quilting these days, especially on smaller projects that feed easily through the machine.

Now, for my dilemma.  I'm thinking about using this yellow as a background fabric for a quilt with these bright floral fabrics.  I'm a white background kind of girl.  Safe.  Expected.  Cautious.

This yellow idea is a wild hare.  I'm deliberating.  This whole color wheel thing, it's a risky business.  :-)  Do I go mellow?  Play it safe and stick with white?  Or say hello to yellow??

Tonight I'm hoping to finish my Halloween runner.  We are hosting supper club this weekend, and I plan to use it on the dinner table.  I'm always in the mood to play with bright orange, and as an added bonus, it puts off my yellow decision for one more day.


  1. what a lovely post Brooke and i love your runner,well done

  2. Beautiful runner in soft Fig Tree colors. Are really going to make another runner to use this weekend for company? Your not only a confident hostess but a speed quilter. Good for you. Hugs.

  3. Very cute runner, love the quilting.

    I think a nice soft yellow would be lovely with those fabrics. go for it!