Meadowcrest Cottage

Sunday, April 25, 2010

FABbric to FABulous Easy Table Runner

I am participating in Sunday Favorites at Happy To Design. I originally posted this for Metamorphisis Monday at Between Naps On The Porch on March 28, 2010. I am new to the Blog World so I did not have anything much older.


This may be a stretch for Metamorphosis Monday, at Between Naps On The Porch but it is in fact a metamorphosis.
I have had this blue and white fabric in my stash for a while. I buy fabric when I fall in love with it even though I do not know what I will be using it for. I just stash it away until an idea hits me. I love to make machine quilts. I usually make lap size as they are so much more versatile for decorating. I also make table runners and placemats.
Since I love blue and white china(expensive or inexpensive) I thought I would try to make a runner that would echo the pattern in my blue and white dishes, accessories, etc. This is such an easy fast table runner. I didn't even quilt it or topsitch it. I just put stiff interfacing between the layers. I also made 4 placemats with leftover fabric.





14 comments:

Kathy said...

Wow! the table runner is beautiful with your blue and white dishes:-)

Shari @ My Cottage of Bliss said...

Love the runner (and your dining room!). Wish I was creative with fabric and could sew like that.

Also...
#1. Congratulations on winning the HomeGoods gift certificate. Lucky you!
#2. Welcome to blogging!
#3. Love your white hutch makeover. Beautiful!
#4. I'm in the Tampa Bay area too! Stop by and visit me if you get a chance. :)

susan said...

So nice to "meet" you! You certainly have a wide range of interests! The runner and placemats turned out beautifully. Love the pale yellow in your dining room with all the blue and white--my favorite color combo!

Mimi said...

Beautiful table runner...perfect for your blue transferware.

Kathleen said...

That is stunning!

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

very pretty indeed~! I need one of those..

Beverly @ My Sew Sweet Studio said...

Very pretty table runner and matches your dishes so well. I love blue and white dishes. Great Met Monday project

Deb said...

Hi Deb - You do have some beautiful dishes and I am a dish-lover. I see you are new at blogging and so am I so I will follow you and enjoy all your gorgeous table-scapes. I have a cat-sitting business so I post a lot of cat silliness but I will be throwing in lots of photos of my favorite table-wear. You sound as busy as I am so have a great day. Deb

Mrs. P. said...

BEAUTIFUL creation. I love table runners and blue & white always looks so cheery to me. I need to go digging around in my stash. Great job :)

Blessings!
Gail

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Debbie, I love the fabric and the great pieces you made. I too love the blue and white and have two vintage sets of Blue Willow in my Tuscan Kitchen. Love the touch of blue with it. Your dining room looks gorgeous.
So nice to meet you and visit your lovely blog.
Have a wonderful Easter Week.
Hugs, Celestina Marie

Allison Shops said...

Nice job! Looks great with your dishes.

Hope you'll drop by AtticMag to give JaneT some advice on making a bench from a vintage bed. #81 on Met Monday.

Allison

Kim~Alchemist Dreams said...

Debbie, your table runner is beautiful. You're a talented lady.

Carmie, the Single Nester said...

What a great runner! I sewed a button on my shirt today and that is about the extent of my skills.

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Debbie...

Oooh...what a gorgeous tablerunner, my friend! I just adore all the beautiful blue and white fabrics you chose...and you're absolutely right about it looking pretty with your blue and white dishes! I was admiring a few pieces that you have on your wall in your dining room! Debbie, you have such a beautiful dining room...it's just my style...love it!!! I can see that you are a very creative and talented lady!

Well my friend, I'm just elated that you joined in with all the fun of the Sunday Favorites "One Year" birthday celebration!!! What a great post to share with us...I really enjoyed it! I also wanted to thank you for adding Happy To Design to your list of blog follows...I'm honored and humbled at the same time! I am also adding your delightful blog to my list of blog follows and I look forward to you upcoming posts and getting to know you! It's sooo very nice to meet you, Debbie!

Have a wonderful day and best wishes with the gift card giveaway!

Chari @Happy To Design

PS...also, thanks so much for adding my giveaway button to your sidebar...I really do appreciate that!