Quite some time ago my co worker Tessa just happened to mention that she loved the colour combination of grey and yellow and that her house was decorated in those colours. I tucked this information away in my quilters memory. Early this summer she got married and I put that information to use.
I had a fat quarter pack of some yellow and grey Dear Stella fabrics. I put them together with some solids and a few other co-ordinating fabrics to make her and Ryan this table runner.
I used the instructions for the Graphic Patchwork Table Runner by Amy Ellis in Make It! Patchwork magazine. It came together very nicely and I was really happy with the results.
I decided to quilt straight lines down the length of the quilt. This caused me some frustration as the top shifted considerably during the quilting. Since nobody seemed to notice this but me I decided to chalk it up to experience and give her the runner regardless.
When Tessa returned from her honeymoon the quilt was waiting for her on her desk. She loved it and she was amazed that I had made her something that fit in with her decor so well. She said it was like I had snuck into her house to look at her decorating when she was away. (Note: I have been known to do this, but not this time)
Here's a photo she shared with me.
Oliver loves it too! I'm linking up to TGIFF and Friday Finishes.