This is the first cross quilt that I have made. I started with the green fabric with the roses, which is an older Anne Marie Horner fabric. This fabric had been in my stash for quite some time and to be honest it was one of those fabrics that I was not sure I would ever use.
This fabric did remind me of Leanne however and some of the clothing that she wears. I added the orange fabric, also an Anne Marie Horner and then decided to use various shades of neutrals for the rest of the fabrics.
Leanne loves retro table linens and is a very dedicated to recycling and upcycling. She would really love the fact that I used a fabric that had been sitting around in my stash for a while. Many of the neutral fabrics were scraps and that would also appeal to her. The whitest fabric is a text print. The words on the fabric reminded me of her spirituality and positivity, with it's messages like dream big and enjoy the little things, life is better with you in it.
For the back of the runner I used another fabric that had been in the stash for years. Ditto for the orange binding fabric. I used my walking foot to echo quilt inside each of the crosses.
I took this fall like runner out to the back porch to take photo's in the early evening just before the rains came.
Soon I will put it in the mail and send it to my friend.
This is my first finish for the 4th Quarter Finish Along. My original post is here. I'm linking up today with TGIFF which is hosted this week by Shelley at the Carpenters Daughter Who Quilts, and Friday Finishes at Crazy Mom Quilts.