Dear readers, we have such a fun project to announce today! To welcome Spring and spruce up our homes, we are launching a Spring Runner Sew-Along! (With a special guest... Read on...)
Sew along with us: make a runner for your dining room (or kitchen, or windowsill...), show it off and earn a chance to win some cool stuff!
Our inspiration is the lovely Zigzag Table Runner (above) from the equally lovely book I Love Patchwork by Rashida Coleman-Hale.
And get THIS: the awesome Rashida is going to be playing along with us. As you may know, Rashida is not only a book author, she also writes the blog I Heart Linen and designs fabric. For a cherry on top, Rashida will be giving away a copy of her book to a lucky winner! (There might be another little surprise or two thrown in, too...)
We'd love to engage all of you out there to participate by making a runner for your own space. Using these images (or the pattern if you have it) of Rashida's beautiful and light-hearted piece as a jumping-off point, the goal is to usher Spring indoors with a pretty and simple project.
Your Sew-Along Runner should:
1) Celebrate Spring
2) Be inspired by Rashida's runner in at least one way: the pattern, the linen, the zigzag, the tricolor theme, the vintage fabric... You decide!
To participate in the Sew-Along:
- Comment on this post -- this is your commitment to make a runner so we can get a headcount. (We're not going to hunt you down and steal your fabric stash if you don't get yours done, but please only commit if you believe you can make it!) You can sign up anytime until April 12.
- Stitch up a runner according to the 2 requirements above
- Post one photo of your finished runner in our Spring Runner Flickr pool, by April 19. In the photo description, explain your inspiration and/or link to a blog post where you provide details. Please label your photo "Spring Runner Submission".
Note: If you do not have a Flickr account, simply email us your photo along with your descriptive blurb to stumblesstitches (at) ymail (dot) com. Same deadline. We'll upload the photo to Flickr and post it in the pool for you.
We will be working on our own runners and sharing our progress over the next few weeks. On April 20, we will show you our finished projects and vote to choose a winner from the Flickr pool submissions!
Are you ready to play?! Happy Spring!
Comments are closed for this post, since we're past the deadline to sign up! Thanks to everyone who put their name in the hat, can't wait to see what you make.
Photos of I Love Patchwork used with authorization from Rashida Coleman-Hale