.................... finish of 2013
I've often admired other peoples work when they've combined patchwork cottons and linen
So when I found a pair of charity shop beige linen trousers I thought I'd have a bit of a play
My 'new to me' ebay bought coffee table was crying out for a new table runner
I'd seen a lovely quilt somewhere on the net using rectangles along the border and I thought the design would look just great in turquoises against the beige linen
Once I'd pieced the top I thought I'd really like to do some of the modern trendy parallel line quilting I keep seeing on a lot of these linen/cotton pieces.
But then I chickened out and went for allover swirls instead with a turquoise border to finish the job
A perfect opportunity to bring out the two pieces of 'Leeds Ware' pierced cream pottery I picked up in a charity shop in Leek, Staffordshire last summer on holiday
And here we are the finished object in situ
Mind you I can't say I really enjoyed stitching the linen - it might be a while before I bother with that again
So onto another new project for 2013 - a little brown and sand take on something Kate's been working on lately
Watch this space .............................