Yay! It's finished! Back in January I posted twice about the Poppy Table Runner that I had simmering away in my stash of projects. I initially wrote about it as my first item for the Book It Challenge that I decided to take part in.
To say the applique stitching on this table runner was demanding, would be an understatement - it was slow with all the little points and curves, then I got onto to the miniature blue flowers, oh my goodness, I am sure that they bred and multiplied while I was stitching them down - they never seemed to end!
|Back of runner to show the stitching around the applique shapes.|
|Detail of poppy flower|
|Detail of feather quilting down the centre|
And, finally, here it is - all 162.5cm x 39.3cm (64in x 15.5in) in stunning glory. I have re-named Poppy to be Christmas Dining because it shall grace the centre of my Christmas table this year.I am extremely happy and very proud of myself for finishing such an intensive project. Apologies for the bragging, but I'm super stoked!!
Pattern: "Poppy" from More William Morris Applique by Michele Hill pub 2012