Shamrock Table Runner Nick of Time Finish
When we selected our March One Monthly Goal earlier this month, I knew full well that it was going to be a quick and easy project. Maybe I tilted the table in our favor a bit, no doubt about it. But this Shamrock table runner was really fun to make as well. Here are all the details and a view of it now resting on Sissy’s table looking quite festive.
Shamrock In The Beginning
When going about making a shamrock table runner, or one suitable for St. Patrick’s Day, it isn’t hard to imagine which direction to go. Sue pulled some pretty green fabric of which we have plenty of, and low and behold, we have a shamrock print as well!
Some tracing of the appliqué pieces was finished rather quickly along with approval from Sissy. Any clip art image of a shamrock will work – make it the size you wish. Would she be happy with the alternating directions and placement of the shamrocks?! Yes she is.
Appliqué or buttonholing has become one of my favorite past time lately. Good thing, I would add, because we have done a lot of it recently. Raw-edge appliqué is the technique I chose for this runner and we didn’t use any interfacing either. While interfacing works well for adhering the design in place, I just don’t care for how stiff it makes the final piece.
Did you ever notice that the leaf of a shamrock looks like a heart?! Once the buttonholing was completed it was time to layer it up.
Shamrock Quilting Finish & Wish
A simple straight-line quilting design was chosen mostly for expediency. It was time to put the Valentine’s Day runner away, after all.
The shamrock table runner is resting in its final home destination. We’ll be linking up later with Patty and her end-of-month linky party for One Monthly Goal. I’ll also join the fun at Sandra’s mmmQuilts linky party for last-minute DrEAMi projects.
Neither Sue or I are Irish, but everyone is a little Irish on St. Patrick’s Day, right?! My dad would have been 110 years-old today. HB Dad – I miss you.
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