Monday 4 February 2013

Secret Table Runner

Hi, I am Anneliese and I blog at mail from the cheeky monkeys.  I was asked to write something about a project I am working on. It is still a secret but I mailed it today so I think I can talk about it.

Some weeks ago I was so pleased when a friend asked me to make her a table runner. I love to make them. It just takes some days and it is done. The pattern was on me and we decided to use the charm pack from Kate Spain "Serenade" I had at home with a cream solid. Just a little color in the cold winter time until spring finally arrives. (It was only a week ago they had heavy snowfall so it will take some more weeks until the first flowers will make it through!)

I wanted to use HSTs again. After a lot of trimming the most fun is to sit on the floor and play "memory" swapping the HSTs to find the perfect place for each. I think this worked out nice even if I could still be sitting there swapping HSTs. 

I have never done so much quilting on a table runner. I just did straight lines on the cream solid. It was so a lot of work but it was also lots of fun.

This time I finished the table runner with a triangle shape at the ends going with the pattern. Somehow I feel sad letting it go. Especially as the last days were very rainy and grey here in the West. 

I almost used the whole charm pack. There were only some HST left so I made a little mug rug and added this to the parcel. An other surprise as she did not want to see the finished table runner. So you are the first to see it! 

So the table runner is on its way to Austria and I hope it arrives soon! I don't like the time waiting until I hear the parcel arrived safely. I hope nothing goes wrong. 

This was my finish for January! A little distraction from the other projects which are waiting to be completed. Thanks for letting me share it!