I have a project in the June/July 2018 issue of Sew News, now available. You can purchase the magazine here. And, for a limited time, you can even download my project for free from that link! Go get it!
I personally love lemon/limeade and this paper pieced table runner was inspired by that drink! It was fun selecting various prints from my scrap collection in shades of yellows for the lemon slices. Then I used a lime green for the background fabric. It’s very citrus-y and summery, perfect for the days ahead!
Now, the magazine calls the project “Easy Squeezy” and it IS made of one simple block. But keep in mind, you will need to match the seams along the sections of the fruit. That said, the blocks do go together pretty quickly and you can amuse yourself by grabbing different scraps for different sections! I quilted with a simple grid.
Because you can’t see the whole project in any of these images, I wanted to share a digital layout of the project that I designed in EQ8. It shows that each slice of fruit is rotated throughout the layout in a very planned way that makes the lemon slice look like it is tumbling through the table runner layout. One of my favorite things about EQ is that I can rotate my blocks right on my screen rather than on the design wall. It saves a lot of time and allows me to plan a project before I even start sewing.
I hope you enjoy making this table runner for summer! As Sew News suggests, you could try making a different type of fruit by changing up your fabric colors too!