This weekend I finished a new table runner. Initially, I was going to make it with Dresden triangles. I got the idea from Mama love Quilts, Here I cut and sewed the 2 rows, however, once I had finished sewing them together, I hated the way it looked.
I wanted the runner to have an ethnic feel to it, but because I had chosen so many busy fabrics, it was just too overwhelming.
Here is a photo of one of the rows, before I cut it in half.
Not wanting to scrap the whole project, I decided to cut one of the rows in half, flip them around and sew white borders around and in between. For the binding I used one of the fabrics, the orange-green with the yellow flowers, this fabric is a batik from Mozambique. The quilting is straight narrow lines, still my favorite method of quilting.
I am actually very happy with the result, it´s colourful and bright, with the ethnic touch I was looking for.
Not quite sure what I am going to do with the leftover row, I might just cut it into smallish squares add some solids and make placemats, but right now I have a few other projects in hand so that will have to wait.
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