Sometimes a pattern and a fabric collection seem made for each other, and this bed runner is one of those! I used two charm packs of Tula Pink's Eden (with plenty left over) to create the Rainbow Leaves Runner from Quick and Easy Quilts by Lynne Goldsworthy for the Sewing Quarter.

I adore all the projects in the book, I've already made the Gypsy Cushion, and this runner is a great way to add some modern brightness to a room.

The appliqué is relatively quick and easy to do, I used pinking shears to cut the leaf shapes and used Aurifil 50 wt #2021 to stitch them in place. I spent the longest time arranging the leaves and am super pleased with the graduation of the colours.

I used my walking foot to echo the shapes of the leafs, working from edge to edge along the rows.

It created beautiful patterns on the back of the quilt too!

It was hard to get a decent picture of the whole runner, I have put a little video clip on my instagram if you want to check that out!

But you can get an idea of how it looks on a bed because Sewing Quarter presenter John Scott, the cheeky rascal, 'borrowed' it for an evening and took these pictures (don't panic he returned it to the studio the next day!)