There's something very nice about Table Runners, especially those made with red! Somehow a well set table can be transformed into a stunning table with the addition of nice runner. Here are two for show'n'tell.
First - is made up of 4 Dresden Plates. This is a pattern torn from a magazine, Creating Country Threads - Vol 11 No 12 and is called Beautifully Blush by Leanne Pitman
Each block was a delight to make and I am very pleased with the result. Simply quilted in the ditch and around the plate center and petals with rayon thread.
And... I have to show you the fabric on the back - it's a map of Paris.
My second piece of show'n'tell was super easy to make and very effective. Made completely from stash, including the lace, I was able to practice some fancy quilting in the outer strips. This table runner was also from a pattern torn out of a magazine, (have no idea the name or issue - oops!) and was designed by Cheryl Filby.
A nice finish on the edges of the runner
I love a beautifully set table - and seeing a nice centre piece such as runner, when you can't have fresh flowers is always satisfying. :)