Friends Across the Sea

Happy Sunday everyone!

It’s been a very busy couple of weeks in this neck of the woods. I’ve been working hard to keep up with my target of one stripe per day on the crocheted ripple blanket and I’m only just managing. I’ve also been stitching the 1st stage of Cirque des Cercles and I’ll be ready to post about that on my other blog next weekend.

Finally, I’ve been busy designing and making this table runner for my daughter to take to India as a gift.


I had originally planned to have pointy ends but then as I laid out the blocks to be sewn together, I quite liked the idea of framing the octagons.

Here it is just before quilting. I love these greeny blues Smile The background is actually ivory cream but it looks white in the photos.


The quilting up close.

runner 3

Finally, the back and the label. I almost forgot about the label!!


My daughter took it to India on Friday and it will be gifted when she meets up with Friends Across the Sea. I hope they like it Smile Maybe she will send me a photo of it in situ when she hands it over. If she does, I’ll add it to the end of this post. It would be lovely to see it in the Indian sunshine.

I hope you are having a wonderful crafty weekend!

Avis x

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  1. Ocean colours what a lovely piece of patchwork

  2. claire93

     /  January 26, 2014

    your friends across the see are extremely lucky to be receiving such a gorgeous table runner.
    Colours, are gorgeous and your quilting is amazing.

  3. What gorgeous colours – such a lovely gift!
    Alison x

  4. Handmade gifts are the best . . . lovely design and beautiful colors

  5. Denby

     /  January 26, 2014

    I like the colours and the unusual design. I’m sure it will be much appreciated by the recipient.

  6. ooohhh.. love the shades of blue… this is so beautiful.. 😀
    i’m sure the receiver will be very happy

  7. It is a beauty and so are the colors. Blessings Always, Mtetar

  8. Beautiful colours!

  9. Beautiful colours – they will like it!

  10. Other than weather challenges, this has been a good weekend. I really like your table runner/gift and agree that your final idea (w/o the pointed ends) is awesome!!! Love the quilting…’s perfect for this!!! Hugs……………..

  11. Christine

     /  January 27, 2014

    This is absolutely stunning! How creative you are & your quilting is gorgeous!

  12. witchylin

     /  January 27, 2014

    The table runner has worked out perfectly. I am sure the recipient will be thrilled. It is beautifully made, as with all your work, the colours are great and the idea to follow the octagon shapes is much neater than pointed ends for this design. 🙂

    • Yes, it was just by chance that I decided to leave the ends blunt. I was sitting on the floor with all of the blocks laid out, deciding what size and colour triangles I needed to cut 🙂

  13. Isabel's Needleworks

     /  January 27, 2014

    Gorgeous table runner Avis, your handi-work is immaculate ….Izz

    • Thank you very much 🙂 I’ll be catching up with your blog tomorrow. I’ve had a quick look but I need to savour it with a cuppa and my feet up!

  14. I really like that table runner. I just figured out how to get to follow you on my email. Much nicer then the blog reader. Looking forward to your next project.

    • Yes, I tend to use the reader rather than have my email box filled up but sometimes the reader misses the posts I like. There’s never a perfect way 🙂

  15. It´s Sunday, but another week 🙂 Your table runner is sooo beautiful, I love it!
    Gun, Sweden

  16. Great job! I love the simplicity and the colors. 🙂


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