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My mother loves her Round-Robin-tablerunner, but it's brown and red. And right now (Germany is frozen in January) everybody is waiting for spring! So she had asked me for another one.

As usual I searched at Pinterest for motives. I found these tulips at beeinmybonnetco. They don't give measurements on that site, but I can make them by myself.

Here are my cutting instructions for the big tulips, the smaller ones are half the size.

Don't they look 'springy'?

The real work didn't start until now.

I did not want the tulips to stand all in one row. There should be a random feeling like on a meadow. AND the square quilt had to be on-point because that's the way my mother will put the runner on the table. AND the middle had to stay free of tulips - there she wants to place a vase with real tulips. Tricky!

First I put the measurements approximately on graph paper (the finished size should be round about 30 inches). I scattered little paper-tulips and shifted them until I was sure that I could accomodate all big tulips and at least 8 of 9 small ones.

What you see here is the final layout.

The actual sewing took much longer than I anticipated. All these tiny filler pieces... All in one row would've been faster - but definitely more boring as a result

And this result is worth it!


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Comments (5)

  • Shauna T
    Shauna T
    at 20.12.2019
    Lovely, I like the randomness of the tulips, great job
  • Kate
    at 20.12.2019
    It's beautiful - lovely colours and a superb layout.
  • Kitty
    at 20.12.2019
    What a lovely pattern! I love the circular yet offset arrangement! Beautiful!
  • Leanne Parsons
    Leanne Parsons
    at 20.12.2019
    It's beautiful! All in a row may have been faster, but this arrangement is so lovely :)
  • Zafira
    at 20.12.2019
    This is a fantastic quilt top, your layout rocks!

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