Last weekend I was busy making this set of placemats, using the "Kveldsmat" pattern from myQuilt, a Norwegian quilting magazine. I used a combination of turquoise linen and a selection of batiks. I was really pleased with this combination of colours, so this weekend I have been busy with the sewing machine again.....
.....as I had plenty of fabrics left over from the placemats, I was able to sew a runner for a dining table. As you can see from the photo, I based the design of the tablerunner on the layout of the "Kveldsmat" placemats.....
.....this runner was quilted the same way as the placemats, quilting around all the segments, "stitch-in-the-ditch", straight rows to the narrow panel and a cross-hatch pattern on the wide panel.....
.....AND I had enough leftovers to make a smaller matching runner for a coffee table too, except I marked a 3" grid for the cross-hatch design (I used a 1½" grid for the placemats and the runner for the dining table).....
.....oh and as usual, a final little flourish - one of my labels. I really like this design. I feel very creative now, and I have a cunning plan to draft my own design for a runner - AND write a tutorial for it!!
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