Table runners are my thing, I love to make them. I had a ton of ideas racing around in my head of what to make. With the decision made I chose fabrics from Island Batik's Sand Dune line released at Market in May, plus the Island Batik background fabric I picked up at my local shop for half price-SCORE! The perfect colors for a fall table runner.
I designed this pattern using dresden plate blades for the turkey's feathers. Yes there will be a pattern forth coming in my Craftsy shop!! After completing the half circle of blades for each turkey, I then machine appliqued them with invisible thread. The body, beak and wattle are made from felt. Little black buttons for his eyes finish him off. What a fun, festive, playful runner to put on your Thanksgiving table!
And if you have followed my blog you know how much I love to custom quilt. Leaves are quilted in the background and I stitched around each feather about 1/8" in.
And feathers in the border-quite fitting to quilt feathers on a turkey table runner, right?
I just loved working with these rich fall colors and especially since they are Island Batik fabrics!!
If you would love to see what the other Ambassadors are making this month you can find links to their blogs here