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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you enjoyed this runner and that you are enjoying a little time to sew this summer too!
Really love the black background in this runner.