Watermelon Table Runner

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Tomorrow is 4th of July, the celebration of America’s independence from England. To those of us in the United States, this holiday means more than freedom; it means a day off work, barbequing hamburgers and hot dogs, eating watermelon, and watching fireworks.

This table runner — made by Kathy E. of Long Island and quilted by me — is absolutely perfect for tomorrow’s celebrations. I love the vibrant colors and the use of watermelon fabric for backing.

For some reason, I find table runners very difficult to quilt. I like to do something original, yet there’s very little space on a table runner, so mostly I try to highlight the fabric. I quilted this using a lime green thread and left the pink part of the watermelon unquilted.

Happy 4th of July to all my American readers!

(If you can’t see this photo, please check out my blog at quiltnotes.wordpress.com)

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