Friday, July 20, 2018

A patriotic runner showcasing Victoria

Finally! We have a patriotic runner! 

     Every year in late June I get a hankering to sew with red, white and blue, but it never seems to happen for one reason or the other. This year I made up my mind it was going to happen. With a specific charm pack in mind I sat down one evening in June and started playing in EQ. In a couple days I had a design. So excited! Ready to start cutting and stitching. Then along comes my husband (I think I need to ban him from pinterest; I have enough inspiration : ) - "Hey, honey, look at this quilt. It's kinda cool. Could you make something like this?" Really?!?! Can I make something like that?!?! Is that a challenge? Of course, I can! Back to playing (aka designing) with the perfect fabric in mind.

This fabric line is perfect for patriotic projects that you don't want to scream red, white and blue. The dainty prints are the cutest and perfect for so many different projects. This runner was out for the 4th and will be out for a few more weeks.

I am so glad that inspiration struck my husband this time. One of the reasons I love to make and quilt is to give to others and he is my favorite  person to gift. He really likes my version of his inspiration piece and that just makes me smile!

Straight-line quilting for the win, but for this runner I mixed up by quilting different directions alternating blocks. Still loving straight line quilting.

Usually I do solids for bindings to keep costs down, but I for my last few quilts I have branched out. Loving this red check...and that blue dot!!

If your looking for some of this pretty Victoria fabric, Starlit Quilts has
great selection and prices.

Quilt Stats:
Fabric:  Victoria by 3 Sisters for Moda
Batting: Flannel
Piecing & Quilting thread:  Aurifil
Size: 16" x 60"


  1. I love this! My favorite thing about it is that it isn't a bright red/white/blue. You did a beautiful job with the design and the quilting. It's perfection! I'm off to find some of that fabric..:)

    1. Thank you so much for your kind comment, Beth. That is exactly why I love this fabric too. Have never seen a patriotic fabric line quite like this one.

  2. LOVE this! Soft but still patriotic. Please share directions/pattern!

    1. Didn't think about doing a pattern, but I did jot down some notes so I can absolutely do that!

    2. I love your runner! Did you write out a pattern for this? If so, would you be so kind to share it?

    3. There is now a pattern available here -


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