Sunday, September 6, 2020

My Back Porch table runner & Moda's Summer in the Country Quilt Along - Blocks 11-16

I've gotten behind with blog post over the past few weeks for Moda's Summer in the Country Quilt Along so today I'm posting links to blocks 11 through 16.  I'm also sharing what I made with the blocks that I designed for the quilt along.

Patriotic designs speak to me of Summer, not just to celebrate the July 4th holiday.  With my Moonlight and Firefly blocks created for the quilt along, I decided to add one more block and turn it into a table runner for our kitchen table.

The size worked out perfectly for our smaller kitchen table.

I'll admit that initially I wasn't going to add the Ladybug fabric border as I really liked it with the darker Blue outside border, but it wasn't quite as wide as I wanted it so I took the chance. 
When I went to quilt this on my longarm, I thought I would naturally use one of the designs that featured stars but whether or not it was because I had recently used star designs a lot for customer quilts, those designs didn't feel right to me.  I chose the Wildflower design and I'm really happy with the way it looks on this table runner.

For the back, I was determined to use up the last bits of the fat quarters of Back Porch fabric that Moda sent to me for this quilt along and I was successful, having to just add a bit of White from my stash.

This table runner has graced our table all summer long and it will be a little sad to put it away but Red, White and Blue really doesn't work well with Fall decor.  I'll look forward to bringing it out next June to welcome back the warmer weather and all that the summer fun that entails.

Here are the links to the rest of the blocks for the quilt along.

Block #11 is Ice Cream Churn designed by Lisa Jo Girodat.

Block #12 is so fun.  It's Blue Ribbon, designed by Anne Wiens.
Next up is block # 13, which is Picnic Star.  It is designed by Susan Vaughn.
It's not summer without some kite flying so block #14 is a perfect block to add to this quilt along.  It is Summer Kites by Lisa Jo Girodat.
The next to the last block is Star Flower, designed by Christine Weld.
And the final block design is Farmhouse Star by Susan Vaughan.

 Tomorrow the completed quilts will be revealed on the Moda Bake Shop and you won't want to miss it.  They are simply beautiful.  It's also been a great joy to see all the fabulous blocks that have been shared on the Moda Bake Shop Bakers Facebook group.  I can't wait to see all those blocks sewn together and the gorgeous quilts that have been created.

Participating as one of the designing chefs for this quilt along has been a blast and I'm already thinking of ideas for the next Moda quilt along....the annual Countdown to Christmas.  Stay tuned.

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