RBDNotSoBasic Project #3

invite your best gal pals over to celebrate fall with the latest #RBDNotSoBasic project!

the inspiration for this project is the traditional maple leaf block…made modern with riley blake designs shades basic collection. each designer knocked it out of the park with their table runner!

the shades collection features a mottled print that will blend into projects beautifully. trust me, it’s subtle but adds a lot of great depth.

my version of the table runner was a happy accident. i started making traditional maple leaf blocks and when i wasn’t happy with the outcome, decided to break out the seam rip. well, one thing lead to another and slicccccccce. i sliced right through part of the first block. doh.

since life handed me lemons, i started making another block. but after successfully sewing the rows together, realized that i missed the color center squares. wahhhhh. the outcome looked modern, chic and a new take on the traditional block, so i kept going!

i made (1) 12’’ x 12’’, (1) 9’’ x 9’’, and (1) 6’’ x 6’’ block. i added 2 1/2’’ strips between the blocks to create additional negative space. i used riley blake design’s kisses basic for the backing and you know what? it all came together pretty darn perfectly!

the shades collection is just one of many basic collections riley blake designs has to offer. have you seen crayola kaleidoscope? it’s arriving soon!

follow the #rbdnotsobasic hashtag to see more awesome projects, including project #1 and #2.

cut, sew, repeat…

the tattooed quilter