Le Printemps

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One of the things I purchased at the Dallas quilt show was some small charm packs of the Printemps line from 3 Sisters.  I loved the colors and how perfectly French it looked to me.  It was the perfect choice for a little thank you gift I wanted to make.  I saw a photo on Instagram of a table runner someone had made using patchwork squares in the middle, a thin border, and then a wider border, and I loved the look.  I knew a table runner would be a perfect choice for the gift.  I complimented the 2.5 inch squares with some yardage for the borders, binding, and backing.

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It went together pretty quickly (a couple of sewing sessions) and then I was ready to baste and quilt it.

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I chose to do some straight line quilting in one direction spaced further apart in the center, and closer in the borders.

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I had a marathon binding session over a few nights between binding this table runner and the mini quilt I made for a swap.

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Et voila, c’est fini!

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I love how it turned out.  It was truly a gift from the heart as a thank you for having me in their home and I wanted something that represented the idea of home and family and gathering together.

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And true to form, I rushed out the door to meet her in order to present my gift and my heartfelt thank you, only leaving time to stop and snap a few quick photos in the park near my house on the way.

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A little view of the backing fabric, which matches the outer border.  I used the same fabric for the binding as I used on the inner border.

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And the whole thing again…

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Thanks so much for visiting my blog and checking in to see what I’ve been up to!

I am grateful for secret projects.  

16 thoughts on “Le Printemps”

  1. That turned out wonderful and I am sure they will love it. I have some French General fabric this would be great with. Now to find the time!

  2. That turned out wonderful and I am sure they will love it. I have some French General fabric this would be great with. Now to find the time!

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