06 November 2011

Friendship Star Table Runner

Checking another item off of my Winter Stitching List!
Using the directions from The Raspberry Rabbits,
I made this runner for on our dining room table.


Does anyone else spend a ridiculous amount
of time to choose fabrics for a project?  The
 "use what you've got" rule does make fabric
selection a little harder but I'm outta control. 


I tear through my fabric with wild abandon. 
Tasha loves this because she gets to sit back
and observe me behave worse than a kitten. 
She gets very amused and looks at me like I'm
crazy.  But she also watches with appreciation and
understanding.  She loves fabric as much as I do. 


 It's been a while since I got to play with a
traditional block--and friendship stars are so fun! 


I have to tell you, I'm really feeling motivated
to make about anything now! 


I was a little hesitant to use such similar colors
throughout the project but I was keeping in mind
that it would just serve to accent whatever would
be set on top of it--usually a floral arrangement.
(the inner border and binding are actually a dark brown--
just doesn't quite look that way in the picture)


This is project is easily made in one day. 
Great for getting a quilt-fix if you just don't have
the time for getting into something major.


With my rusty-red dinnerware and the fall
centerpiece here, I think I acheived the look
 I was working toward.


6 comments:

Miranda said...

What a beautiful table runner. I've never seen that star before. Looks very cool. I love your cat too :) She looks like a good "helper".

Katy Cameron said...

That turned out great :o)

Amy said...

Nicely done!
Want to come out an help me figure out how to do Mikki's quilt? (Yes, the same one I bought the fabric for a year ago!)

Sandy said...

What a beautiful table runner.. thanks so much for sharing the link to the pattern. This is definitely going on my "must make" list. And yes, I agonize over fabric choices too!

Sheila said...

Very nice!!
I may have to hit you up for some lessons in a few years.. once all the kids are in school and I've taught myself how to sew :)

annemarie said...

Great job - you are amazing.

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