Well Done!

Seeing one of your own designs interpreted by another quilter is one of the pleasures and rewards of designing quilts. Last weekend I was at the Pine Needle, the local quilt shop where I teach, and was thrilled to see Maxine Borosund’s version of my pattern Season to Taste:

Maxine's Season to Taste runner
Maxine’s Table Runner

Isn’t that stunning? Season to Taste can be a table runner or a wall hanging, depending on the maker’s point of view and intended use of the finished piece. Maxine’s version is a table runner.

The triangles that form the octagon can be made with a variety of fabrics, like Maxine’s, or from one fabric for a true kaleidoscope effect. You can see both options on the cover of the pattern:

Season to Taste pattern cover
pattern cover


Maxine added a design element to her quilt that I just love: a very thin flange right next to the bound edges. Take a look at this close-up:

detail of Maxine's runner

See that narrow strip of chartreuse right next to the binding? She did a beautiful job on the flange, as well as the seams in the eight triangles where the thin chartreuse accent strips and outer black strips meet. Everything lines up perfectly, the sign of a quilter who sews with care and precision.

I asked Maxine to pose with her table runner so I could post a picture at this site:

Maxine with her runner

Thank you, Maxine. Your table runner is beautiful!




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6 Responses to Well Done!

  1. Eileen says:

    I love Maxine’s version of your pattern with the flange binding. Missouri Star Quilt company recently made a baby quilt and demonstrated a flange binding which is on my TO DO list as is your beautiful table runner pattern. Thank you.

  2. Vickie says:

    Love it! Did Maxine do the flange for the binding as a separate step or was it part of the binding? The green really makes it pop!

    You have to be delighted!

    • Dawn says:

      I’m pretty sure she attached the folded flange first, then added the binding, but I will ask her. Have you done it before? (And yes, I am delighted!).

  3. Eileen says:

    This is the video for the flange. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HAQWwwAa2K0 I have just watched it again and can’t wait to try it, it looks so easy and so very effective like in Maxine’s table runner.

  4. Diane says:

    Okay, Maxine, I didn’t think it was possible, but your choice of fabrics ranks right up there with Dawn’s. Your runner is stunning!!!! Dawn, you have every right to be flattered and then some!

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