Tuesday, September 6, 2011

A new table runner/wall hanging

In effort to come up with a great Christmas gift idea, I created this table runner/wall hanging.  It became a wall hanging when I decided it was definitely not the right design for the recipient, and when I remembered that table runners last exactly .2 seconds on my table.  I got my design idea from this fabulous wood art.


Because this was supposed to be a Christmas table runner, I decided on this fun print from the holiday line of Kumari Garden for the backing and pulled my solid colors from that print.  The end result isn't exactly Christmas-y, but I do love all these colors together.

I cut my strips into various widths from .75" to 2".

I simply started chopping, arranging and sewing.




I just had to take a picture in front of the window to get that stained glass effect. 

It currently hangs in my kitchen.  I'm not sure how long it will last there.  I'd really prefer it as a table runner...maybe someday when the mini-destroyers won't whip it off every three seconds. 

The finished size is about 17" x 40".  Rather than batting, I fused medium weight interfacing to both the front and back.  I quilted in the ditch at random intervals just to keep everything together. 



Fresh Poppy Design

31 comments:

  1. Its beautiful! You're right though, definitely a "hang on the wall", not a "Hot plates and splash with dinner"...lol

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  2. I love this! I like the idea of interfacing for a table runner. I have used flannel in the past too, but I love how that idea is even thinner for the table. Speaking of mini destroyers.... I recently, days ago, covered the fabric chairs in our kitchen with cheap deco fabric. My child dumps an entire cup of orange(!) juice on it! It washed OK, but I am glad they are born cute.

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  3. Very nice! I like it both ways - on the way & can imagine it would be great as a runner. Fun.

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  4. Love it!!! What a wonderful idea, I am so going to try to make something similar for my table. Thanks so much for sharing.

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  5. I really like that as a wall hanging.

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  6. I think it makes a beautiful wallhanging and is too nice to have food spilled on it. It's absolutely gorgeous!

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  7. Gorgeous! The colors and the size of the strips are just perfect.

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  8. that looks great Kati! Looks almost like you intended on it being a wall hanging, great design!!

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  9. That is absolutely beautiful!

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  10. Hi! Your wall quilt is really beautiful! I would love to make one with stripes! Thank you for inspiration!

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  11. Gorgeous wall hanging! I love the colors you've chosen and design as well.

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  12. This is stunning - love all the colourful strips!!

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  13. It`s a wonderful wall hanging - the 5th photo down reminds me of a pile of phone directories or catalogues...and in the end it is a little like a colored bar code. Most of all it`s simply beautiful.

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  14. Love your runner. I can't wait to make one for myself...thank you for the inspiration!

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  15. Really pretty! Those rich jewel tones are actually my favorite for Christmas decor. Not too Christmasy, but still very festive.

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  16. This is so modern and cool! I love the broad white stripe toward the bottom.

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  17. I love it! I have an autumn one that I absolutely adore and it looks like it's been woven with fat squares - probably 2.5-3 inch squares in rich gold like colors. This one is SUPER cool too and the colors are so "in" right now for Christmas! :)

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  18. Fabulous...I love your density of color.

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