Saturday, December 1, 2018

Spicy Squares Table Runner with Jacquie's Favorites

Last week I shared the quilt I made using the cool colors from Jacquie's Favorites, a specially curated selection of Painter's Palette Solids from Paintbrush Studio. This week it's time for a project featuring the warm colors! 

I don't naturally gravitate toward warm colors, but after making this runner, that may be changing! I love how these bright colors play off each other, creating a bold, saturated look. I call the runner "Spicy Squares."

Here are the colors I used. (See the entire Jacquie's Favorites palette here.) 

Once I had the design in mind, the first thing I did was pair up the colors to create maximum contrast. These blocks are small--just 5" square finished--and I sewed them all in less than an hour. 

The colors needed a little breathing space, so I alternated surrounding them with white and gray strips. For quilting, I did simple wavy lines to create texture. The design didn't need any competition! I chose a neutral gray thread for the quilting; I'd considered yellow but chickened out. I kind of wish I'd tried it! 

After finishing this runner, I really want to make a larger quilt--I love it that much! Maybe I'll do that using the entire palette? That would be fun. 

Find the Spicy Squares table runner tutorial here.

Paintbrush Studio Fabrics is giving away a fat quarter bundle of Jacquie's Favorites (giveaway open through Sunday, December 2nd). Visit them on IG for details on how to enter.

If you missed the Leafy Cool quilt tutorial, find it here

1 comment:

  1. Beautiful colors and runner. I love both warm and cool colors. Going to see your cool,version right now. Thanks for the pattern link also.,