This is my latest project, using another table runner pattern "Spåblomst" by the Norwegian designer AnnAKa. I've been using up some fabric that I'd had in my fabric collection for absolutely ages, "Sanctuary" by 3 Sisters for Moda. I'd already completed the stitchery designs a few weeks ago, and packed it away as I was busy with other projects. I joined a sewing group recently, and on my first visit I managed to get a few squares pieced together. I also had time to pin the remaining squares together, and the following afternoon I was able to stitch the rest of the squares together....
...I also managed to sew the borders are on, and complete the remaining stitchery too. I used DMC embroidery thread shade 601 for the running stitch. The runner was quilted very simply in a cross-hatch design across all the small squares (avoiding the stitchery ones) and then stitch-in-the-ditch around the small stitchery squares and the larger daisy blocks. I used a King Tut variegated pink quilting thread shade 956 and a Schmetz Topstitch needle size 70. I always lengthen my stitch to approx 3mm for machine quilting...
...this afternoon I managed to finish the binding on this runner and add one of my labels. Once the binding was on, I added some Suffolk Puffs as decoration. I used some scraps of left-over fabric from the runner for these, and used a Clover Yo-yo maker...
...and here is the finished table runner. This is a gift for a family member, so needs to be parcelled up and posted off overseas. I hope they like it!
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