I loved these sweet prints and knew I would enjoy making a little something for myself to remember the trip by. The best kind of souvenir!
And here they are in fabric version!
Fast forward a year, and I finally did come up with an idea for my Charleston fabric, and sewed it up this week!
I wanted something that wouldn't cut the prints too small, and no HSTs, lol! (I've been trimming a lot of HSTs recently, and I was feeling lazy!)
So, I cut several 2.5 inch strips out of each fat quarter and sewed them together, trying to alternate darks and lights.
I cut those into 6.5 inch squares, and ended up with this layout.
Measures about 12 x 36.
Leftover pieces and strips made the backing and binding.
And a curvy grid for the quilting -
Perfect for my dining room table, and a place to display my South Carolina shell collection!
Plus, a few of the leftover bits turned into some pink bowtie blocks and a couple of 9 patches!
This was definitely my favorite kind of quick project!
Sharing at SoScrappy for ScrapHappy Saturday!
Also sharing this at Sandra's DrEAMi linky!
HOw pretty! I had not seen the Charleston line; I love Amy's fabrics. Your table is just adorable. :)
That is a lovely way to use the fabric. It would have been a shame to cut it into small pieces. This way works so well.I had not seen this line of fabric but have seen Rainbow Row in Charleston. Great memory.
I love that fabric is your souvenir, something useful! I think you might just have more table runners than me these days;) personal ones that is not the craft sale ones! Did you get the one with the row houses on it-I thought for sure that would be the backing.
How sweet! You're right, that's a great souvenir and you can now enjoy it every day :)
we went to Charleston about 6 years ago and just loved Rainbow Row and all the flower boxes hanging off the windows in different areas, the walk along the ocean area, the plantation houses. Just loved it over all! I stopped at a quilt shop somewhere but do not remember the town now it was out of Charleston on our way to tour a plantation - it was a really nice shop.
Cute fabric, beautiful quilt, and lovely city ;)
Your row houses are most charming!
Ooh, that’s lovely!
Those little row houses are so charming. I would love to have a table runner of just the houses. Enjoy the memories!
What a great away to memorialize your trip. I love that little house fabric. What fun to actually see them in person.
My kind of souvenir!!
What sweet fabric and a wonderful project to remember your trip by. I love when I can find fun uses for the leftovers and your extra blocks are a perfect example!
This is just darling! :)
That's so neat that there was fabric with the name of the place you visited! Your table runners are a great way to showcase those fabrics and remind you of good times!
The houses are cute. Great to get fabric and make a special project with it.
Great use of souvenir fabric! I love that project!
Your table runner is beautiful Diann and you can use it both sides. ♥ This is a quilt to remember good times.
That's a beautiful table runner Diann and your blocks are fabulous too! Christine x
Oh how cute! I love the table runner (and blocks) you came up with! I don’t know how I missed this post last weekend, but better late than never. That fabric is so precious - Amy Sinibaldi has done some great ones.
I just love the Charleston fabric; now why didn’t I know about this last year when we were there? Only a half day we had but still there’s always time for a quilt shop! Great runner you made with the SC shells resting stop it. Another super DrEAMi!
Love those houses in Rainbow Row!
Great way to use that cute fabric! A super DrEAMi project.
Your table runner is beautiful, and I love the blocks. Such a great souvenir!
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