Saturday, April 27, 2013

Terrain table runner finish

This lovely tablerunner has been in the works for over a year.

Purchased a Terrain charm pack fall 2011 (I think?) with plans to make a runner for my sister and her husband for Christmas 2011. Yup, you guessed it. That didn't happen, but I persisted, stuck with my plan, and got this runner made and finished as a spring gift 2013. 

The colors are bright and bold. I had my doubts about how the finished table runner was going to feel. But no worries. The more the quilt top hung in my crafting corner waiting to be quilted, the more it grew on me. All the colors and prints work together for a welcoming bright, cheerful splash of color. 

Photo courtesy of my sister
Most importantly, the recipients were surprised and are very pleased to display it on their TV stand. 

They like that it is reversible. The reversibility wasn't planned but was a surprise turn in my plans for this little quilt. My selected backing fabric ended up being way too small (hmm, that happens when there is over a year between initial plans and finishing : ) I improvised, added some solid borders, and voila! - a reversible runner. Couldn't have planned it better. I like how the runner now has two different looks.

I really like the finished quilt and love the quilting. So very glad I went ahead and used this charm pack and bit of yardage as planned. Another moment that is truly better late than never.


  1. It's lovely and I'm glad they like it

  2. Love that fabric line! The back looks very pretty too. Happy surprises are always nice, especially if they're quilted!

  3. You did a fabulous job on the runner. I love that it ended up being two sided....what a happy surprise. :)

    Thanks for linking up to finish it up Friday!

  4. the colors are gorgeous . . way to not give up . .beautiful work!

  5. Oooh, I have a Terrain charm pack too! I think you may have inspired me! Your work looks fantastic!


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