Thursday, 24 May 2012

Red,white and blue table runner

The sun is shining, it's Chelsea Flower Festival and the Queen's Jubilee next week - so I thought a few flowers would brighten up all the picnics and street parties. But because we don't know how long the sun will be shining for this is a quick make - even a cheat if need be.
I ironed fusible web onto the wrong side of a selection of red and blue fabrics.

Using the Big Shot and die 657165, dresden plate, I cut a number of petal shapes, and arranged them on a long piece of white fabric, to form flowers.

When I liked the arrangements I bonded them in place, ready to satin stitch in place, and then hem the edges of the runner.
However if you don't have time to stitch you can use the table runned with the flowers just bonded on, which would make an ideal addition to the table on a street party.
But why stop there - you could use single flowes to decorate cushions, or bags, or anything else your imagination runs to.
 If you change the colours it could be used to decorate runners or tableclothes for a weddinig, or special event.
I loved playing with this and hope to have time to play some more with clolours and maybe overlapping petals to make bigger flowers.
Have fun and enjoy the sunshine while it lasts.

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