Little Penguin Quilts Through the Year

Little Penguin Quilts Through the Year

Friday, August 25, 2017

This rainbow has two sides...

This garden of bright and happy marigolds grows in front of my house every summer - the marigolds reseed themselves and I love their color and smell.


 The table runner I decided to make with the brown/red/orange/yellow/ and low volume maple leaves and nine patches I've been making this year as a part of the Rainbow Scrap Challenge comes from these "late summer" colors.  Thanks to a commenter on my post from last Saturday for suggesting that is what I should call this!


At first I thought it might need a border, but then decided I was happy with the size and shape of the table runner as is - about 12 x 30.

When I was looking around for backing and binding, I remembered the crumb blocks I've been making each month, and realized that they could make a fun backing!


So this table runner is reversible - and there's a rainbow on the other side, too!


The binding is from a red with tiny stars fat quarter that I found at the quilters' garage sale a few weeks ago.


Quilting with a diagonal grid following the shape of the blocks gave the table runner a nice texture!


I'm going to enjoy the Late Summer/Early Fall feel to this one!



Linking up at SoScrappy for ScrapHappy Saturday to see lots of rainbow inspiration!





16 comments:

  1. I love how it is reversible! Now that I am back at work--I want it to be fall. Bring on the pumpkin spice, sweaters, and leaves changing.

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  2. Very pretty. I love both the late summer and early spring sides. A great way to use up some RSC blocks.

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  3. how good to have a reversible table runner looks great garden does too

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  4. Being reversible is a great idea, I have to say that the rainbow side is my favourite. x

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  5. LOVE it!! Perfect use for your rainbow crumb blocks, too.

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  6. That is a fun finish having a reversible runner. Lucky you the marigolds reseed themselves-I don't have a lot of luck with that. I don't have much blooming right now and was complaining to DH about that. He says plant tons of marigolds next year-I might just do that!

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  7. Love the color combos on your late summer table runner!
    mary

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  8. Congratulations on a colorful, fun finish. Love the quilting, too. Reversible is a bonus. Beautiful marigolds.

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  9. I really like the table runner -- then I saw the back. Now I LOVE it. What a fun collection of rainbow colors! Reversible makes it even better.

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  10. Make one, get one free! The size looks just right and the crumb blocks are a fine surprise. Great finish!

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  11. Lovely colours in your maple leaf blocks. Love the idea of making it reversible.

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  12. So cute. I absolutely love that it is reversible. More table runners are on my bucket list and this has me thinking.

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  13. Nice table runner, I really like the rainbow blocks on the other side.

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  14. Beautiful and so fun to turn it around after the holidays for a nice rainbow touch of color! Great job.

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  15. I love this so much and the name of it is perfect as well as the whole late summer/rainbow idea of it all.

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