Monday, October 15, 2012

fall table runner

I stayed home from a hometown football game to sew one Friday night.  It was a perfect night for football and an even better night for sewing.  I had the windows open and Pandora playing.  I might have been able to hear the cheers from the football game had I not had my sewing machine humming!
 I used my fall fabric stack and added a couple of stash fabrics to make my new fall table runner.  I cut all my strips 2 1/2" by 11" and then sewed them together.  I added a 1/2" border to the outside. (The border is a clearance sheet that I cut up and used.) To finish it off I stitched in the ditch all the way around the outside and called it done!
 I love the pick up it gives my dining room table.  The oranges are a fun shot of color but the browns tone them down a notch.  I took all of these photos outside in natural light, because the colors turn out so much better, but here's a shot of it in use on my dining room table...(from instagram - my morning quiet time)
Right now I've got flowers in a pitcher as my centerpiece, but as we get closer to Thanksgiving I've got the perfect ceramic turkey candleholder thingy to sit right on my table runner.  How about you....what's on your kitchen/dining room table right now?



6 comments:

Plain and Joyful Living said...

So beautiful - yet simple. - something I could probably do - thanks for sharing.

Christina said...

That turned out so nicely! Hm. What's on my kitchen table right now. A yellow bowl full of decorative gourds, plastic cups with leftover juice from lunch, mail, sticky spots, and crumbs. Was that more than you wanted to know? : )

Kristyn Knits said...

Oh how I love your table runner! fabric...love! I need to make one for my kitchen table. The runners I've found in the store are always too long. Windows open, pandora playing, wish I had been there! xoxo

From All Stitched Up said...

I love orange for a fall color. You did a great job. Right now I've got some small pumpkins lined up down the center of my table with black placemats.

Tracy said...

I love the simplicity and color pairings in this runner, Lisa! I've not done an autumn project as such all season, so this inspires! At the moment our dining room table is a mess--cluttered with paint chip charts, decorating ideas pulled from magazines, tape measure... all sorts as we continue with painting/reno at home. The goal is to be done the downstairs by Christmas! Happy Weekend ((HUGS))

trish said...

Your table topper is perfect for autumn!