Since my first runner didn't end up being very 'Valentine', I decided to try again. This time I bought fabrics specifically for the holiday. I have 2 tables in view of each other, so I had to make 2 runners. I like the idea of using the same fabrics but changing the pattern. I think the runners turned out pretty striking, especially with the Batik. The novelty print was my focus fabric when I was in the store, but the pink is the one that catches my eye now. What do you think?
The Sew Square runner I made as directed ... and I didn't find this one easy. In fact, while I was putting it together I started to doubt my choices and didn't like it very much. When it was done though - I loved it. For Sassy Strips I made 2 minor changes, just like cooking - I rarely stick with the 'recipe'. The dark fabric was supposed to be 4 strips and the light 3... I reversed it because that Batik is so amazing and I wanted more of it. I also added two panels to stretch it for the longer table. Since there was a lot of pink on the Sassy Strips runner I used black binding, which ended up being a great choice.