Wednesday, July 2, 2014

My first Table Runner

Hard to believe, but I have never made a Table Runner before now. I thought I needed one for my new kitchen so I gathered together a range of greys with a couple silver metallics and a few punches of red. I quilted it (not sure I like the puffy results)  and decided at the last minute to sew binding around it so it wouldn't disappear on a white table.  I tried it out on a red tablecloth (is it OK to use table runners on table cloths?) and I wasn't crazy about the look.

Soooo, off came the table cloth and it looks much better, I think.

I was hoping to bring in the colors of the room, which is predominantly grey and white with touches of red. I think it livened up that end of the kitchen nicely.  Now I am ready for 4th of July company. How are YOUR plans going? Love, Derrith


My Garden Diaries said...

Your table runner looks PERFECT in your pretty kitchen friend! The colors are perfect and your piece is just fantastic! Wishing you a wonderful 4th! Nicole xoxo

Betsy said...

LOVE the runner! Wow, runners were something I made so I didn't have to do an entire quilt! This is perfect in your kitchen, I love it. Perfect for the 4th!

madebymeinred said...

Ahh! I think it is gorgeous. It is stunning on the white table and looks "dressy" on the red table cloth. Yes, you can put table runners on tablecloths. Layering is a neat look.

Jo said...

I am about to start my first table runner so it is great to see yours and feel inspired! Mine will be lots of different reds and will be for the coffee table.