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14 March 2016

Vintage Kitchen Blog Tour





Vintage Kitchen is the delightful new range of fabric, by Andrea Muller of Jolijou for Riley Blake Designs. Andrea is a very talented designer, who grew up in Australia (YAY!!), and is now based in Munich, Germany. Her designs are fun, playful and bright. Visit her site, Jolijou, for gorgeous inspiration.

If you follow me on Instagram or Facebook, or even if you'd stopped by the blog in the last few weeks, you'll probably have seen a few projects, patterns (and free tutorials) which I've created with Vintage Kitchen. This is a range which really spoke to me. The colours. The cute kitchen inspired prints. The cats. It just drew me in and I've have thoroughly enjoyed playing with Vintage Kitchen immensely.




For this blog tour, I created a scrappy looking table runner and incorporated some fun Scandi inspired embroidery into the project. These Scandi flowers are a free download available from Hoogally and in my opinion, work amazingly well with the prints. I came across Hoogally by following some links of Pinterest and it's such a lovely blog. Visit when you get a chance, okay?






The create this runner, I printed and transferred the flower designs to 4" wide strips of solid white fabric. I fused Parlan to the back - Parlan is a fusible polyester which gives the embroidery great stability - a thin Pellon can be used too. For the embroidery, I used big back stitches to complete the work and really love the effect of the bright thread against the white background.




I cut the fabric into 3" squares which I sewed into rows of 5. I then calculated and trimmed the embroidered panels to incorporate into overall project.

Once I was happy with the length (12 rows) I sandwiched with a backing and layer of batting and quilted with straight on either side of each seam. I bound the runner (as you would a quilt) and it now lives on my side table in the family room.

As I mentioned earlier, I have created a number of projects with Vintage Kitchen. Click the images/links below for more details on each project.

Super Easy Quilted Pot Holders


Tulip Time Wall Quilt

Vintage Petal Table Runner
Vintage Kitchen Cutlery Pockets

Be sure to visit the other blogs, participating in the Vintage Kitchen blog hop:

3/7/2016
Julia – Riley Blake Designs
3/7/2016
Andrea – Jolijou
3/8/2016
Nina – Hedi
3/8/2016
Anja – Nähkitz
3/9/2016
Swafing Fabrics
3/9/2016
Carrie Beri Bee Designs
3/10/2016
Herzenssachen
3/10/2016
Andrea – anlukaa
3/11/2016
Emma – Frühstück bei Emma
3/11/2016
einchen – doppelnaht
3/14/2016
Anorina – Samelias Mum
3/14/2016
Bev – Flamingo Toes
3/15/2016
Amy – Diary of a Quilter
3/15/2016
Julia – lillesol & pelle
3/16/2016
Andy – A Bright Corner
3/16/2016
Sabine – farbenmix
3/17/2016
Simone – KaeptnStupsnase
3/17/2016
Sarah – Mädchenkram
3/18/2016
Melissa Corry
3/21/2016
Jessica Stewart
3/21/2016
Bine Guellich
3/22/2016
Lindsay Wilkes
3/22/2016
Sandra – Flaupa
3/23/2016
Amanda Niederhauser
3/23/2016
Ina – pattydoo
3/24/2016
Ruth Sodl-Warter
3/24/2016
Marissa – Rae Gun Ramblings


2 comments:

  1. You make so many marvellous things, Anorina! I love this latest project - it's so pretty and practical and the embroidery is such a special finishing touch.

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  2. So amazing...I really love your work!

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