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Sunday, August 7, 2016

Table Runner

Bob mentioned that we needed a new table runner for the dining a few weeks ago I thought I would dye a few pieces of fabric and decided ice dyeing would be perfect.   I raided our ice maker and grabbed some green, yellow, blue dyes and had at it.  These are the 2 yardages I ended up with.  

I really liked the first piece but didn't want to cut it up!  OK, truth was I didn't have the right background fabric for what I had planned.  My plan is to have large leaves at both ends of the runner.
I also had a paper pieced pattern I purchased a few years ago called Tea Time.  I really didn't want to bother with all the paper pieceing so I just traced the leaf pattern on to some fusibile web and cut out these two leaves.

These are LARGE buggers.....22" tip to stem and about 11"at their widest part.  They will be fused onto a quilted background.

I also traced, onto each leaf, the paper piece pattern template.  I'm thinking I'll stitch on these lines, using a heavy weight (12 wt) thread and perhaps even add some paint in the areas.  

You never know what you'll end up doing, do you!  Just have to let the piece tell me what I should do.  I have a burgundy commercial fabric that I think will work well with the leaves.  But again, we'll have to wait and see.

For the time being, these will be on the back burner while I work on other projects.  I'm thinking this will be more of a fall runner rather than summer!  So that gives me some time to work on it!


  1. Your fabric turned out beautifully! Guess you will put your fusing class to good use on this project.
    xx, Carol

  2. Your ice dying turned out really pretty and the leaf shapes are great. Fall is just around the calendar corner.

  3. How the heck did yiu get red in there with bkue, green and yellow? I like it! My third attempt at snow dyeing yielded usable fabric so I need to think before I do some ice dyeing. Sounds like fun though!