Sunday, December 07, 2008

Table runner top done and dusted

Woohoo this came together really fast. I decided against strippy and went for squares set with sashing. I love how this turned out. (Click for a larger image)
This was my inspiration. It's a cushion mum has on her couch - I just loved the colours together. Of course I didn't go for stars. I decided as my fabric was pretty busy I'd better stick with simple. Also, my father-in-law has a very 'Australian country' style of decor, so I wanted to make something that would both fit in as well as look modern and fresh.

I basted it with basting spray yesterday - the first time I've used the stuff. It'll be interesting to see how it goes through the machine. If it works well, I'm hooked - definitely easier than pinning!

6 comments:

Leah said...

Lovely runner, and great cushion too :)

Duyvken said...

Wow! You need to stop being so productive, Lily. You're making me look bad :-) You mum is going to LOVE it.

Joyce said...

Beautiful. Did you find the basting spray smelled a lot? I saw somewhere to use it on the edges when frame quilting but the one I got a few years ago smelled so strong I had to use it outside.

Emma said...

Very nice! I have spray-baste and love it, but don't use it for most quilts for some reason. I use it if I'm using a fleece backing, or if the quilt top doesn't lie quite flat, and it helps - but I always pin as well!

anne bebbington said...

Great table runner - the simplest designs are often the best especially with feature fabrics - goes really well with the cushion

Sandy said...

Yes, basting spray is wonderful stuff. I recommend it highly. Beautiful colors together. Very sinful looking.