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Sugar and Spice – Tilly’s Tea Party Table Runner

I’m Lauren Wright from Molly and Mama and this month I am so excited to be working with the Sugar and Spice collection designed by Lindsay Wilkes. When this fabric arrived I knew right away that I had to make a feature of those vintage Valentine’s Day motifs in the main print (shown below). How adorable are those kittens?

This beautiful bundle was perfect to make another version of the Tilly’s Tea Party Table Runner. You will be able to find the pattern in the Molly and Mama store or as part of the Pretty Stitches Club.

The first step was to sew the three English paper pieced blocks. I love EPP and the repetitive rhythm of hand stitching. If you’d like to learn more about it, there’s a great beginner’s tutorial on the blog.

Here’s a little preview below of the blocks in progress. The text fabric bordered each fussy cut hexagon perfectly. A different floral print was then used to finish each EPP block.

Once the blocks were hand appliqued onto squares of Confetti Cotton Cloud, assembling the top of the table runner was the easy part. Then it was time for hand quilting.

I couldn’t go past using the hand dyed variegated floss from Cottage Garden Threads. I love the variations in the colours and the way they complement the different fabric prints.

The finishing touch on the table runner was the binding, and Lindsay’s diagonal stripe was ideal. I love the way it ties everything else together and creates a very defined border around the whole project.

Here’s a view of the entire collection. I’m sure it will inspire lots of beautiful projects; for Valentine’s Day and beyond!

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Happy stitching, Lauren.

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