Thursday, July 7, 2011

A Summer Table Runner

 
I found a little bit of time to do some summer sewing. So I made a table runner for my mother-in-law's birthday. I used the good old quick, quilt-as-you-go Table Runner Tutorial. I love how fast these come together.
Last summer when we were in Maryland I found some cool fabric with a beach and lighthouse theme and knew they were perfect for my mother-in-law who grew up in Maine and Portsmouth, New Hampshire. The prints are from the collection Beachcomber by Clothworks. All of the rest of the fabric came from my stash. I love how it all came together. 
I especially love all the sand-colored neutrals. Now I'm in the mood to make a beach-inspired quilt in really subtle neutrals. Hmm...

Plant and pot from Ikea.

19 comments:

sunny said...

love love that fabric!

~The Bargain Babe said...

That is adorable! Very nice and perfect for summer. :)

Donna said...

I loved this tutorial. I did three at Christmas with Christmas fabric (two were given as a gift...kept the favourite one for me!). Then I liked it so much I did a Valentine's day one, and I now working on a spring one. I am trying to do for each season! Your tutorial was great!!

Linda said...

Very nice! Thanks!

Lori Holt said...

Adorable Amy....beachy vintagey summer vacationy:)
Love it!
xx
Lori

Leanne said...

thats a lovely gift for your mother in law, great summery colours.

Sheila said...

What a lovely gift! Very nice tutorial. I could see this in Christmas fabrics, too. Thank you for sharing :)

Angela N. said...

gorgeous! would match my bath theme!! love the fabrics!!

Sarah Craig said...

Too cute!!!

stacke1 said...

mmmm...lovely

randi said...

very pretty!

angela said...

Just today I was loving my current summer table runner made from your tutorial, thinking I needed another!

That's such a fun, quick project.

Sherri said...

So cute! I love beach themed fabrics...and yours coordinate so well with the other prints!

Kerri said...

oh, i LOVE the beach!! such a perfect summer table runner!!

Patty said...

Super cute.

GLÒRIA said...

It 'is very nice table runner! I'm lovely this fabrics!

Mary Jane's TEAROOM said...

Fabulous...and a lovely choice of Summer inspired fabrics!
Susan x

Kitty Pearl said...

This project is a great showcase for novelty prints. And the quilt as you go makes it even faster. Fun!

Anne's House said...

How wonderful! My favorite kind of quilting! Thank you!