Saturday, October 23, 2010

Table Runner

Strike while the iron is hot, or when the mood comes upon one.
The Christmas fabrics simply screamed to be made into something. The last publication of Handmade had some inspiring Christmas projects; it didn't take long for an idea to gel, though as I progressed I did some minor tweaking.

What better than to make a gift for the sender of the fabric. I chose the holly fabric ... lovely crisp white, green and red ... the colours of Christmas. I had a small selection of other festive fabrics that I purchased some months ago, just in case an idea sprung into mind. Sorting them out took moments. I cut and sewed. It was when I was at the almost final stage that I realised the pattern in the book just didn't look complete enough for what I had in mind. Another look through magazines ... prairie points! Aha, a border of prairie points on the short ends. More cutting and folding before pinning them in place.

I have to confess I am rather pleased with the result ... a table runner for Christmas.
Now ... I am wondering if perhaps I might have time to make more!


Robyn said...

Nice table runner. The white really sets it off.

Nuestras meriendas y manualidades said...

Hola un camino de mesa muy bonito
Besos desde La Linea: Mayte

Vanilla Rose Home and Body Escentuals...Naturally said...

A lovely table runner, Shirlwin. You've done a great job :)

clare's craftroom said...

Love your runner Shirl I also love prairie points !

Lucky-1 said...

Oh I love the stars:) Just something about them.