I started this table runner a while back and posted about it over here. This was a challenge for me to make. It wasn’t difficult, the process was new and I tend to like to know where I am going before I start cutting and sewing.
As I was making it I was concerned about how the end result would look. I am very pleased. At first I thought it was too busy, but once I added it to my dining room table it looks like it belongs.
Appliqué is a little too fussy for me, but I think I would do something like this again. When I stitched around the pieces I used a close zig-zag stitch, the next time I will use a blanket stitch.
I used quilting lines to give the pumpkins their rounded gourd look and the leaves their stems and outlines.
This is what it looks like on my table.
I love fall, and believe it or not this is the first table runner I have made for myself for this season. I have plenty of fabric that I have purchased with many intentions.
What have you done or made recently that had a surprisingly pleasant outcome?
Enjoy the journey, Jackie