Tuesday, 20 December 2011

20 :: doing a runner...

Not literally, I might add, although it sometimes feels very tempting.

Following on from this post, I have brightened up my kitchen table with a new runner.

It is far too close to the ends of the table at the moment but come the weekend, I will have two extra leaves in to extend it to seat the masses.

The blocks are the Starry Night Blocks over at Fresh Lemons and are my first attempt at paper piecing. Faith's tutorial is fab and I am loving my interpretation of the block.  I used some red and natural fabrics from my stash, some of my precious Spoonflower fabric and some natural linen/cotton mix that I was given by a generous friend.

It is looking a little crinkled up because it has been folded up for a couple of days now~~I'm sure it will flatten out!  I used Insul-Brite heat resistant batting plus a layer of regular batting as I want to be able to put all my hot dishes straight from the oven onto it without worrying about scorching the table.


  1. I need to ferret out my Christmas runner - not so pretty as yours but it always puts me in a festive mood!

  2. Gorgeous! And practical too--what a super idea to use the Insul-Brite. K x

  3. perfect Tracy - it will look wonderful laden with all of the Christmas goodies that you'll be placing on it in a few hours! Have a super day tomorrow xxx

  4. It's lovely! I can't imagine how many years it will be until I get around to making a Christmas runner! I hope you had a great Christmas, and wish you and your loved ones, a very Happy New Year :) x

  5. Hope you are keeping well?

    Pomona x


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