I decided I needed a last minute gift for a special someone. But why make one when you can make two!
So I pieced these runners up. I used one charm pack of black and golds and my mini quick curve ruler by Sew Kind of Wonderful.
Differences so far are the reds. I wanted one to be a bit more toned down so used a dark blackish red. The other used a brighter red with gold swirls. Believe it or not, the backgrounds are the same until the outside border. With the brighter red one on the left, I continued the bright red into the inner border, then finished it off with the same neutral gold swirl fabric from inside.
The one on the right focused on the gold, using a darker gold inner border and finishing off with a tonal gold border. The final border is has a tone between the darker inner border and the neutral background fabric.
Now onto the quilting. The advantage of making two at the same time is the fact that I only have to load once. I loaded one backing fabric, a white with gold dot, and was able to lay the table runners side by side. Making the quilting quick and easy.
I free motion quilted both runners in gold Cleopatra Glide thread. It is a nice shiny gold really adding to the elegance of these runners. This is the fun part for me. I can just doodle draw to get this quilting. This is the artistry I love to do.
Here are final photos. One will be a gift. The other will be sold to a lucky someone. Either way, both are elegant gifts. Even the backs are elegant. They can almost be reversible.
I think this is a great way to make something and have an extra on hand. You never know when you need a gift.
The Feathered Wreath Runner
Happy Holidays 2018!