Hi there! I am so excited to be apart of the Riley Blake Happy Day Blog tour! I am LOVING this fabric by Lori Whitlock. She did an amazing job designing this line - it is so bright and cheery! I can't get enough of it!
I thought I would design a new table runner pattern for this fabric. You guys know how much I love my pinwheels! :) It was almost necessary to make pinwheels out of this fabric! Pinwheels + Happy Day fabric = LOVE
|Happy Day Runner Kit HERE|
I decided to do a double pinwheel block, and I love how it turned out! I kept the large pinwheels all the same and then alternated the yellow and blue for the smaller pinwheels.
I also added a touch or ric-rac to the runner for a little extra cuteness!
For the back I used my favorite print from the entire collection. Doesn't this print just make you smile? I used the red dot print for the binding - which really just finishes it off nicely!
I got a little adventurous with the quilting. I wanted to try and make the pinwheels pop out - so I did more dense quilting around the pinwheels and in the white of the pinwheels to make this happen. If you wanted to keep your quilting simple- you could easily just do some straight line quilting! Which would be equally as cute.
Alright let's get started! We have kits available - and they include the backing! So pick up a kit and you will have everything you need to make this sweet project!
You can follow the tutorial below - or you can download a printable version HERE!
1 Happy Day Runner KIT or
1/2 yard background fabric
Fat Eighth of yellow
Fat Eighth of blue
6" x WOF for Pink
3/8 Yard for white floral
3/4 yard red dot (border and binding)
1 yard for backing
3 yards of ric rac
Read all instructions before starting. All seam allowances are 1/4" unless otherwise stated. WOF = Width of fabric.
Now you can baste, quilt and bind with your preferred methods!
|Table Runner Kit HERE|
I hope you enjoy making your Happy Day Table runner! Be sure to take a look at the other stops on the tour!
April 18 Quiltscapes
April 27 Lori Whitlock
May 2 Jedi Craft Girl
May 11 Fort Worth Fabric Studio
May 16 That’s-Sew-Kari
Talk to you soon,