This packet of fabrics arrived in the post the other day from Myquilt, in Norway - I'd already bought the pattern, Høne Pøne, and really liked this modern table runner. The fabric is "Brooklyn Heights" by Kitty Yoshida for Benartex....
.....I quickly made a start on putting the runner together - now I just needed to get some backing fabric. That meant a shopping trip unless maybe I could find something in my stash :).....
.....well, I couldn't find anything suitable in my stash so this is the fabric I bought for backing the Høne Pøne table runner - it's from the "Sew Chick" range, for Benatex. Oh and by the way Heather - I didn't have the right colour thread either so had to buy another reel - King Tut variegated dark grey.....
.....as this runner was quite a contemporary design, I wanted to quilt it in a simple pattern, and straight-row quilting seemed to look right for this.....
.....topped off with some appliqued birds (machine button-hole applique) complete with cute little black buttons for eyes.....
.....this design will look super on any dining table, and I really enjoyed making this one, although I've got far more table runners than I could possibly use!! I really must think about selling some of my work!
Yes I did all the quilting before I appliqued the birds into place - i found this much easier.
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