I have always admired the table runners made by Twiddletail and when she made a pattern in a PDF file, I saved it away as a favourite for when I needed to whip up something special. I actually finished this in May but the lady who now has it on her dining room table reads my blog so it was hush hush, top secret. Meredith is such a lovely friend, I meet her through my Mothers Group set up by the local Early Childhood Nurse when Grace was 8 weeks old, so we have passed 6 years in our friendship, lots of cups of coffee and tea and "mummy snacks". She has been of invaluable assistance in helping Daz at Uni too this semester, being an ex primary school teacher herself. So, I made her this runner to say thanks. Thanks Meredith!
I actually had the fabric sitting in the stash purchased back here on our Sydney spree! Just waiting for the right project.
I didn't want to use wadding as it would be too thick. And I didn't have enough pellon, so I got crafty and used some flanelette I had one of my tubs of fabric. Except it wasn't long enough, so I butted two pieces up together and zig zagged them together and wolah, perfect.
Quilting was a simple straight stitch about 1/4th in from the seam. My walking foot was out of action so I used my normal foot with success. Nice and simple quilting both starting and ending outside the edge of where the binding was to be, so once again no loose ends to tie.
I pieced the back too just for some interest.
This shot and the very first one with the vase of flowers where taken on Meredith's table. It looks right at home.