Wikipedia tells me that Easter can fall anywhere between March 22 and April 25. In 2016 it was quite early on March 27, however in 2017 it will be on April 16.
So Easter has been and gone for 2016, but we still had a few eggs in the house. I knew if I didn't make the table runner there and then I would forget about it. So I cleared a space on my table and cut up some pretty fabric scraps.
I used reversed applique, and then lightly machine quilted the mat, using one of the fancy stitches on my Bernina.
Now I have a lovely table runner ready for next Easter.
Those eggs on the left are marshmellow Easter Eggs - a New Zealand specialty. And to make them even more Kiwi, these ones are Pineapple Lump flavour!
Some learnings from this table runner.
1. If you're going to cheat and not turn your edges under, beware of using a plain light coloured fabric on top of heavily patterned darker fabrics. They will show through!!
2. If you're going to use iron on batting, iron from the top not the back. That way you won't get wrinkles in the top of your quilt sandwich.
Yes, this table runner isn't perfect, but I really don't mind. It will only come out for a couple of weeks each year, and unless you study it closely you won't see these imperfections. It was a learning experience.
Finished size 12" x 24"