Wednesday, December 14, 2011

French Braid Table Runner ~ the beginning

I have always wanted to do a french braid quilt.  I just love the design!  My dining room is purple, and I found this bundle of great purply fabrics!  So, I thought a table runner would be a great place to start!


At my CMQG retreat I got all of the fabrics out and the fabulous Emily helped me to pick my color run!!  


Then she even gave me the awesome purple for the center squares. 


It will be around 80 inches.  I have a lonnnng dining room table.  =)


It's party done, and I'm so happy with it!!!!  The dark purples are what's left for the ends. 


In order for the center squares to really work the purple had to be just a little bit different than the purples in the fabric.  You can really see it when the dark purple fabrics are added at the end.


I can't wait to finish it!  This pattern is everything I thought it would be.  =)

4 comments:

Alison said...

Love the purples! Can't wait to see it finished! :)

Kelli said...

Looks great so far. Pretty fabrics, looking forward to seeing it when it's all done! :)

Donna said...

Excellent project - eager to see it in situ! (isn't Emily the BEST?)

Shelly Schmidt said...

Fun runner- the colors are really pretty together! I just happened to swing by and thought I'd say Happy New Year!