Welcome back to another Piece & Play project with Jean Wells from the 2015 August issue from American Patchwork & Quilting.
Color Play Table Runner! An ever classic project using Jean's slice-and-dice piecing method as well as color play!
Jean, keeping to the color paler she started with, chose to create her table runner in a green apple with small sections of blocks using her slice and piece method. In this runner, a little color can make a big impact on the finished piece. Other than the background green, you can see hues of blues were also taken into consideration. The colors work perfectly.
You can see Jean was quite clever to use just a little bit of color to help accent the runner by making your eyes travel from one color patch to another. Also adding in a very thin strip on reds and blues between the blocks for just a little more color, but not too much to distract from the main blocks.
Such a simple look with quite a bit of technique.
You can see Barbara's runner took on a different look, using bigger pieces as well as more strips than blocks. With Barb's color pallet, she chose to stick with a neutral background and used a more rich color tone using natural greens and spiced reds, with a few spots of color to break up the strip flow. Keeping the quilting to a minimal, Barbara did a variation of stitch in the ditch with natural lines. More focus to the blocks than the quilting.
Just like Jean's runner, Barb's is simple but has such a great impact of colors.
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