…… inspiration is divine. Like this last round of the Table Top Swap
(Table Runners). My partner was very specific, including pictures and detailed descriptions, more than I could have asked for IF I even knew what to ask. So, with all this info sloshing about, I went with her wishes and a bit of my own slightly off kilter design. Some edge to go with her traditional, the unexpected with the requested, in the end, I think it might be just what she might want (if she knew I was her partner).
|Front:ivory linen, various blue quilting cottons|
off white 100% cotton thread, 18" x 18" more or less
and best of all
|Back: indigo linen, dense "straight-line" quilting with a 100% cotton|
variegated blue thread
inset quilters cottons in blues and one yellow
|Back: detail of stitching with variegated thread|
|A rectangular topper too……..|
Similar materials, quilting and style, 36" x 14"
|Front: dense straight line quilting, inset quilters cottons in various blues|
|Back: Vintage 100% cotton kimono fabric from Japan|
|Back: bobbin thread- light blue to match background|
Both table runners are reversible
Both use linen: ivory(rectangle) and indigo (not-rectangle)
Both are densely quilted with complimentary 100% cotton threads
Both have a bit of the unexpected (Smaller: unusual shape; larger: precious backing fabric)
Both compliment (color) and contrast (linear vs curlicue) nicely with traditional/formal table setting
So partner, I sure hope you like these. If my dining colors ranged to blues, I would have had a really hard time sending these away!!!