WIP Wednesday - February 20

Photo from http://www.kimdiehl.com/
I've had my eye on this table runner called "Cottage Garden" by Kim Diehl from her book, "Simple Graces", for quite some time. Just after Christmas, I came across some remnants at the local fabric store and realized they would be perfect for making this.

My table runner back is pieced from 2 different cream print fabrics and I'm drawing the colors from the pretty red floral print, so it's a little more primary colors than the muted country colors in the sample in the book. I pulled the blues and golden yellows from my own fabric stash. I will be hand-appliqueing this, so don't expect a finish any time soon!

If you're counting, that gives me 4 hand work projects on the go - 1. Lady's Slipper Applique, 2. Wool Chickadee candle mat, 3. Paper-pieced hexagons and 4. This one - Cottage Garden Table Runner.

How about you? Do you like hand work? Or are you an all-machine sewer/quilter?


Linking up here:
Quiltsy WIP Wednesday
Needle and Thread Network WIP Wednesday #78


  1. I like your primary colour approach. I really enjoy doing the binding by hand, but I have yet to try and anything more than that.

  2. This will be beautiful when done! Love your color choices!

  3. Your colours will make a much more vibrant runner. Happy stitching!


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