Friday, 7 August 2015

Friday Finish: A Runner for Tessa and Ryan

     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.

12 comments:

  1. What a sweet gift and a cute cat. Our cat is named Oliver too. Your lines of quilting look just fine :) Congrats on your finish.

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  2. Between the wall color and cat, I think you definitely nailed the coordination 100%. I love it when pictures get shared of quilts I have made in their new homes; well done! :)

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  3. This is a lovely gift and a beautiful colour combination. How funny that she'd forgotten she mentioned her colour scheme. She must think you are psychic :)

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  4. I really like that colour combo. And the straight line quilting was a great idea.

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  5. Very pretty--and so's the cat!

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  6. Such a pretty runner - no doubt your friend loves it! And so does that sweet tabby cat!

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  7. I'm glad I'm not the only one who sneaks into other people's houses! This is a lovely gift; I too like the colours a lot.

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  8. What a beautiful runner and kitty! The cat even matches the runner :)

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  9. What a great gift! I love the color combination.

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  10. Very pretty table runner. Sometimes the simpler design, the more elegant, which is definitely the case with this. Having a coordinating kitty to help show it off also helps.

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  11. Isn't it lovely when a gift like that is so well received - great photo!

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  12. Cat approved by Oliver! Love it. Funny how those felines always find the new quilts and need to get them kitty-fied. This turned out so lovely; any shifting is entirely not apparent. As for sneaking into houses, that made me grin! lol

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