I decided to make a quilt for each of my two friends as a token of love for their support and friendship. I did let them know that I wanted to make each of them a quilt, just in case they didn't want one. Julie opted for a quilt, but Dianne wanted a table runner. In theory, a table runner is easier than a quilt, but Julie's quilt was so easy for me. We both love animal prints, and her quilt didn't make the slightest dent in my stash. Dianne asked for a pink table runner to match her pink dining room. While I do have pink fabrics galore, I never realized how hard it is to combine different pinks together!
I finally found the perfect pattern in a free online quilt magazine, Modern By the Yard, Issue One. The design that I used is called Icicles and it appears on page 18. All of the pink fabrics came from my stash. Anyway, here is my finished table runner. I think it is one of the nicest things that I've made in a long time. I wanted to keep it. Fortunately for Dianne, my dining room table is round!
|Ironically, this is my friend Julie (who received the animal print quilt) displaying Dianne's table runner. Dianne was absent the day I brought in her gift, so she received it a few days later. She was really surprised!|
|This corner has a nice hole in it.|
|While I managed to slice this corner completely in half.|
|The fabulous "extreme quilting" was done by my friend and award-winning quilter Karen Pratt. It is the same quilting design that was shown in the magazine.|
|Here is the table runner in Dianne's pink dining room. It looks very cool on her glass table.|
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Pugs and kisses,