Monday, June 20, 2011

Design Wall Monday

On my design surface today is a quick thank you gift for the caterer-to-be at DD Elaine's wedding.  This is a restaurant owner we have known and Grant has served in the foodservice industry for over 20 years, and she gave us a fabulous price per person, required no deposit, and will take very good care of all the many details during the entire reception. 

I had a partial charm square pack of Boutique that I won a couple of years ago, and pulled the pink and blue squares plus a couple of yellows for the layout.
This is the Sweet Escape table runner from the On the Run book by Heather Mulder Peterson.  The deep blue was a remnant I picked up at my local fabric store and I thought it would look great with these charms.

These blocks are only 4 1/2" inches.  Heather includes pressing directions to make the seams lock when joining, which I appreciate with these small pieces.  DD Elaine helped me with the final layout when she came over to see her Dad for Father's Day.

All the rows got sewn.

And a couple of rows sewn together before I finally went off to bed at 11:40 last night!   See more design walls on Judy's Patchwork Times.

18 comments:

Pokey said...

This has a nice look, Annie, I like your fabric choice! I'm sure your friend will love it...forward with those wedding plans; it is great to have areas covered (like catering) that you can relax and not have to keep worrying over!
:-}pokey

Cherie in St Louis said...

Annie, your table runner looks terrific. I really like the fabrics you selected!

Cherry said...

Beautiful fabric choices; the blue just makes it pop. Such a sweet thank you, bet she'll love it!!!

Stephanie said...

What a thoughtful gift. How wonderful you'll have less stress in the caterer area during the flurry of wedding activity.

*karendianne. said...

Ohhhhh how kind and super pretty!!!

Kathie said...

Love the pattern and the fabric are so cute in this. I am sure it will be greatly appreciated.

Shay said...

I love this Annie and Im sure the caterer will too.

sophie said...

It's going to be a lovely gift. Great design and the fabrics you have chosen work really well.

Barb in Mi said...

Love the table runner - and the blue fits perfectly!
Have I mentioned it before that your blog name always throws me in a loop: Ort (german) = village/ town. So I am all set for German in my head and it takes me a second to realize that your posts are in English;-) I guess I am getting old...

Quilty Conscience said...

Yummy table runner! She will love it. Toni

Gari said...

It looks to me like both of you friends are being good to each other. That's what friends do. Your lucky to have good friends.

Kate said...

Very pretty. Love the dark blue with those charms. Sounds like one more thing clicked off for the wedding. That has to be reducing the pre-wedding stress levels.

Joyful Quilter said...

Great pattern and fabrics. What a nice thank you!

ANudge said...

I like that table runner!

Marg said...

A lovely gift for the caterer. I'm sure she will love it.

Julie in the Barn said...

Oh how sweet. Both you and the table runner, my friend.

Kathie said...

this looks great, love how graphic it is but yet soften by the beautiful fabrics your using
Kathie

Vivian said...

The table runner went together 1-2-3 quickly! Love the fabrics. Heather's patterns are fun to make.