Saturday, March 13, 2010

Rick Rack = Happiness

Okay, so we all know I love trims, buttons, ribbons, and rick rack...but this giant rick rack, for some reason, makes me so very happy! Now, it is not for the conservative, because it really makes a statement...and it definitely needs to be used with the right project...but when you find the right project, it can be super adorable. In the last year, it seems it has become readily available at quilt shops in a plethora of eye-pleasing colors. I absolutely love the effect it has on this quilted table runner...just the perfect touch. I had so much fun working on this "Rick Rack Stack Table Runner" by Anka's Treasures (from the book "The Sweet Life"). Normally, I like very equal and balanced pieces, but the scrappy strips worked perfectly in this design. It is a good size runner - about 14.5" x 40.5" and works perfectly for my dining room table...plus it makes me smile!

Make time to work on a new project that makes you smile...

7 comments:

  1. I'm like you, I like balance and symmetry, but this really works! It's very pleasing to the eye. And the big rickrack does set off the colors well. Great job.

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  2. Thats lovely - I love rick-rack too. Colours are stunning. Michelle x

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  3. So Pretty! You're always working on such amazing things!

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  4. This is so pretty! A bright spot on an otherwise gloomy day -- it's raining yet again!

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  5. Me too! I love rick rack...so glad it is making a comeback. The big rick rack is especially fun!! Love your table runner. Awesome!

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  6. That is so pretty! The rick rack really sets off the colors. Great job!

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  7. This is such a pretty project. The rick rack is huge, but balances nicely.

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