Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Modern Appliqué Table Runner

My latest experiment with improv appliqué is perhaps the simplest of all - organic ovals not unlike stacked river stones. Each shape was cut by eye and appliquéd in place with matching thread. The fabrics are all shot cottons, and their shimmering colors are hard to capture in photographs. While not a strict gradient, the colors are arranged to shift harmoniously from one to the next. I think the design is at once bold and peaceful.

To add texture, I quilted the runner densely with organic straight lines in creamy Aurifil 50 weight thread. Keeping the focus on the appliqué, I bound the runner in the background fabric which makes it nearly disappear.

The runner finishes at 16 x 49, and this unique art piece is available in my etsy shop.


Kathy E. said...

This is such a beautiful unique design! My daughter loves modern designs, but lives in a very old house she bought last year. I know she’d love this! Thank you!

teaginny said...

Thanks. You may have sewing something similar in mind, but if not, this runner is still available in my Etsy shop. 😀