I have another finished runner to share today.  I was excited to make this for several reasons – It’s one of my favorite runners from my Trendy Table book, I loved these fabrics/color combination, I have several places in my house to use this runner so it actually has a purpose, and I’ve been wanting to make a few things with the Moda black crossweave fabric.

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This shot was taken in my studio and it shows where my color inspiration came from.  I got this artwork from Home Goods.  It originally came with a white frame, and I never liked it until I repainted it black.  The black just makes the colors pop, thus the decision to work the black crossweave fabric into my runner.  Are you familiar with this fabric?


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It’s a little hard to capture in the photo but the texture and color is beautiful.  It’s a woven fabric that uses a black thread in one direction, and a light grey thread in the other direction.  I have bought several pieces and have found it works with lots of different color combinations.

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The other prints in the runner are from my stash.  The yellow stripe, flower center and one of the blue prints are from a Denyse Schmidt like called New Bedford.  The others are from assorted lines.  You only need 12 – 5″ squares in assorted colors for the flower blocks.

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The original version from the book uses a lighter background called Essex Linen.  It’s similar to the crossweave as far as texture, but it’s a little itchy if it’s in a quilt that is going to be up against your skin.

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Thanks for stopping by today.  I hope you enjoyed this runner and that you are enjoying a little time to sew this summer too!

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About Heather Peterson

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1 Response to Sorbet

  1. Really love the black background in this runner.

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