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Sunday, September 9, 2012

It's Finally Done

Not a very big project, but just about the time I started to sew a new table runner, I pulled a muscle in my back and that put me down for a while.  Well, I am much better and so it was time to get this job done.

I decided it was time to add just a touch of fall in this post,  using some fabrics and pillows that I already had.


Not too bad, but I really needed a touch of the aqua on the dining table.



So, in this post I played around with all the scraps of fabric that I had left and thought maybe this would work for a table runner.





It's finally done.  This only took about an hour since I already had all the pieces cut, just had to get my act in gear and get it done.


 I found a second remnant of trim, so I moved things around and used them both.  A small gimp covers the seam on the top of the aqua and the fringe covers the seam on the bottom.  I didn't line it, it started looking too thick.  I just turned the edge under and hemmed.  Using all the scraps of fabric and fringe worked out pretty well.


 Just the right size.


 Now the dining table ties in with the rest of the room.  Love that, plus it really helps to bring out the aqua in the painting and that's an extra bonus.


Nice to have this little job done.  I am enjoying the aqua instead of the yellows and oranges, a great fun change for me.

Have you tried a new color scheme lately?

I am joining the following parties:

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality for Thrifty Treasures
Beth @ Home Stories A 2 Z for Tutorials and Tips
Roeshel @ DIY Showoff for DIY Project Parade

39 comments:

  1. Marty, the table runner and everything else looks wonderful! I love the aqua blue and how you tied it in between the 2 spaces!

    Jan

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  2. Very pretty my dear friend..Hope your better now..Have a GREAT Sunday..Hugs and smiles Gloria

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  3. Marty, Everything looks so Beautiful!!! What a wonderful job you did. I've never thought of folding the runners over the way you have them draped is so lovely! I have about 8 different table runners that I have always thought were a little long. I'm so going to try this with them!! Thanks for sharing!!
    Hugs and Blessings to you,
    ~Theresa

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  4. Your aqua touches in the pillows & runner are beautiful! You are talented with your decorating style!

    Smiles,
    Carol

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  5. Marty, Your runner is just gorgeous! I love the colors and that you used items you already had on hand. I love the subtle look of your fall decor. I'm afraid I've used the usual oranges and golds. I have added some aqua into my decor recently too, but it doesn't blend as will as yours does. It's still fun though to try new things.

    Have a wonderful week!

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  6. Love the runner and the different fabrics....beautiful !!! Glad your feeling better.

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  7. I cant tell you how much difference the blue tones make in your room. its amazing and so beautiful. funny how the small things make such a massive difference.. Love the new runner and you are surely the Queen of taking scraps and making something wonderful..

    Yes my entire colors scheme is changing as is the style and placement in my living room.. truth be told I am worn out with it at the moment.. I need to take a break from that room for a day or 2 .. The carpenter is here and hopefully he will work a lil magic for me so I can get back my enthusiasum..

    xoxo
    Sonny

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  8. The runner is so pretty, Marty! I love the aqua touches you are adding...so refreshing!

    XO,
    Jane

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  9. Your runner is beautiful. I love the design.

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  10. Very pretty, Marty! I love that you used up scraps of fabric you already had. The trim is very pretty, too, and works great to hide the seams.

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  11. This looks so pretty, Marty. Glad your back is better too. I love the different patterns and textures you put together in the runner, tying the aqua in as well. Great job! Have a wonderful Sunday!
    Blessings,
    Nici

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  12. It is all beautiful, Marty. Glad your back is better. I know how bad that can be living with someone with back problems now and then.

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  13. I love the aqua. I am happy to hear your back is better. xo

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  14. Hi There, I just spent a little time reading through your posts, which I found entirely by mistake whilst researching one of my projects. Please continue to write more because it’s unusual that someone has something interesting to say about this. Will be waiting for more!
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  15. Very pretty runner Marty, you did such a lovely job with it adding the acqua, which I love in every season, I think. Continue to feel better and please take care, back problems are no cuppa tea!
    FABBY

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  16. I'm loving your touches of aqua this year. Glad to hear your back is getting better. Those things tend to stick around way too long.

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  17. Marty,
    Your completed table runner is gorgeous, dear friend! Iadore how it brings the aqua from the painting into the limelight of the dining room and compliments the aqua in the living room , too!!! Glad to hear you're feeling better!!! Enjoy the week ahead!
    Fondly,
    Pat

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  18. Marty, its the small touches that make the largest impact. I love your aqua color you have added. You have such a beautiful sense of style.

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  19. The runner is lovely, Marty! So sorry to hear you hurt your back. Glad you are better and healing! Have a wonderful week!

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  20. Hi Marty, I can't get over how pretty aqua and brown go together. I would have never thought to use them in combination. I know what it is to have a back hurt...been having mine act up for sometime now. Also thank you for visiting my blog...it was so nice of you to comment. Hope you having a nice Sunday!

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  21. I love how you used scraps of fabric to create such a fabulous table runner. I love the aqua blue you have introduced. Everything looks beautiful. Glad to hear that your back is feeling better.

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  22. Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving me a sweet comment today, Marty. Hope your week is wonderful!
    Blessings,
    Nici

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  23. Marty,
    Your table runner turned out great!Your painting on you wall goes perfectly too!
    xx
    Anne

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  24. I love the aqua, so pretty and soothing. Your home looks stunning and I love the new changes. Glad your feeling better. XOXO ~Liz

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  25. I just love a trip to your gorgeous home Marty! I love all your lovely Fall touches.

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  26. Hi Marty - I absolutely adore the aqua with the fall tones, fresh and cozy warm all at the same time. Everything looks perfect in your room. So pretty - glad to hear you are feeling better!! Jane

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  27. Marty, everything looks beautiful! I really love how you added the touch of aqua. I think it's wonderful how you're able to switch up colors & get a whole new look for your living & dining rooms. Love the gorgeous runner you made!

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  28. The runner is beautiful and ties in so beautifully with the room and the new colors...Love it Marty!!
    Have a wonderful week!

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  29. It's beautiful Marty! I love the different fabrics and that aqua does make it pop. Well done!
    Pam

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  30. So glad to hear your back is better. The runner looks so pretty on your table! It has really brought out the colors in the painting. Love the way the aqua looks with the rust color! Your living room looks so elegant!

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  31. Very nice color change!! I do love me some aqua!! Glad you're feeling better. Nothing worse that a hurt back.

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  32. OH! It's gorgeous, Marty. So happy you're doing better. :)

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  33. Aqua has been my go to color this year as well.. it just brightens up the room so much!

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  34. Just beautiful! I am happy that you're doing better!

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