Last summer, I designed and made a table runner for a book. It is called Set the Table and it is now out!
This book is published by Martingale and it features 11 designs for table runners. It is great to contribute to a book with other talented designers. People whose work I admire. Among them: Heather Jones, Angela Walters and Thomas Knauer, just to name a few. You can see pictures of all projects on the book’s product page on ShopMartingale.com
For my table runner, I wanted to play with value. At each end, I did a simple patchwork in different shades of yellows. And each patchwork has one eggplant square standing out. The yellow fabrics are all Kona cottons from Robert Kaufman in Cheddar, Daffodil, Banana and Butter. For the eggplant, it is Kona in Eggplant. I also used it for the binding. For the background, I wanted to use some shot cotton to add some richness to the table runner. The one I chose is Kaffe Fasset Shot Cottons (Westminster) in Galvanized. I just love that fabric. It looks gray, but it shimmers in aqua and orange because of the warp and weft yarns in those colors.
The photos you are seeing here are from the book. I just love the way they decided to feature my table runner. It just fits with its simplicity.
Martingale is offering an eBook download to one of my readers. So, if you are interested in having a copy of this book, just leave me a comment. I’ll pick a winner in a week from now, on August 1st, that I’ll contact by email. Hope you’ll enjoy the book. Table runners are projects so fun to do. They allow to try out some designs and techniques but on a smaller scale than a quilt. Also, they add so much to a table!
Update: The winner of the eBook is Jane S.