Thursday, 4 July 2013

Bright and Scrappy

I've been planning on making a table runner for our dining room for 2 years now.  But in my head it was linen with elegant embroidery.  During my project ADD on Monday, I decided I had to make a runner.  RIGHT. NOW.  I grabbed my scrap bucket and pulled out anything I could get 15" out of and started piecing them together.  Then I promptly got distracted by something else LOL.

After completing my required work yesterday, I decided to finish piecing it together.  Then baste it.  And, well there was enough time to start the quilting.  I ended up stealing every available minute last night to finish quilting and binding it.

I'm so happy I did.  I have disliked my dining table almost since we bought it.  As a result, things get piled on top and I avoid it as much as possible.  But this bright cheerful pop of color makes me happy when I look at it.  I can ignore the enormous black chairs and rickety table.  Plus it makes the platter really stand out as well (made by my FIL!)

Finished size: 15.5" x 39"
Backing: Riley Blake Avignon leftovers from a quilt back
Binding: grey scraps
Quilting: random (mostly) straight lines

Linking up with Needle and Thread Thursday at My Quilt Infatuation


  1. It is so bright and cheerful on your table. I feel inspired to make a quick runner too.

  2. Wow....what a happy, happy finish! I do like the straight line quilting. Very nice!!!

  3. super cute table runner! I love the colors for summer, and your quilting sets off the strips so well. Thanks so much for sharing at Needle and Thread Thursday!

    :) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

  4. Really cute. I want to make a runner for my table too, but first I have to redecorate my dining room so it matches fabrics I like!

  5. Great mix of colors! A table runner has been on my to-do list forever too:)