I have always admired by Aunt's art, she has been creating longer than I have been alive. Growing up, we had many of her ceramics and mixed media paintings in our house. Based on her art, I thought she might appreciate some improvisational quilting.
For the color palette, I decided on using mostly blue and green solids I with a black print or two. I also included typewriter fabric (Cotton & Steel's Black and White collection) because it was just too cute not to.
I improv pieced a couple of green and blue strips then started playing around with them to see how to fit them all together. I added in some stripes of essex linen in black (I love the texture it adds) and some shiny Cotton & Steel to add some sparkle.
I used a serpentine stitch on my Bernina for some quick quilting, marking the first line down the center and then using the edge of my walking foot for spacing each additional line.
I finished the runner with some gray binding I had on hand (that I was originally going to bind my two-tone Plus Plus quilt with) and after binding, the runner finished at 15" x 48".
I just need to make a label and get this runner in the mail :)
Just as a reminder...
I have two giveaways going on right now, one for the Sew Mama Sew Giveaway Day for a 12-piece fat quarter bundle of Kona cottons and a second for a copy of Volume 11 of 100 Blocks magazine by Quiltmaker.
Also, I will be kicking off the next mystery quilt on the first Thursday of June
(June 4th), all of the details can be found in the mystery quilt tab above, I hope you consider joining in!
I am linking up to Link a Finish Friday, Whoop Whoop Friday, Thank Goodness Its Finished Friday, Finish It Up Friday, Fabric Frenzy Friday, and Show Off Saturday @ Sew She Can.