Liberty Kantha Table Runner

So I hadn't posted in over a month, and now it's two blog posts in two days! Gosh, let's see how well I can keep up this momentum ;-)

Liberty Kantha Table Runner by Anorina Morris

Vintage Liberty Fabrics

Over on Instagram, @tinacatsew and @ava_and_neve are once again hosting the
#libertysocietykanthastitchalong which is a lot of fun. Ava & Neve are THE place to shop for Liberty fabrics here in Australia so with some fabrics I have from their store along with some fabrics which a friend sent over from England, I decided to join in the fun this year.

I measured how long I wanted it, so that it'd fit perfectly on my coffee table, and then improv pieced a long Liberty patchwork panel. 

I sandwiched it with some lovely silky pre-packaged batting I'd bought from the Fat Quarter Shop and a long backing piece and set to work stitching those lovely slow stitches with perle 8 cotton. I'm using a mix of colours for my stitching which I've bought over the years. Finally I have a project in which to use that variegated purple/blue/grey ball.

Liberty Kantha Table Runner (progress) by Anorina Morris

At first, I was stitching a little bit 'willy nilly' but then decided that I would do better with lines. I have now drawn up some lines (with removal ink) which range between around 1/8" to 1/2" and I'm happier with this method. It means I can sit and stitch in front of the telly without worrying (too much) about it being crooked.

So far, so good and I am absolutely in love with the texture. I can't help but run my hands over the top of the piece. Love it!

The back looks almost as good as the front 


Fiona said...

it's beautiful.....

Outback Crafter - Debra said...

Beautiful. The texture on the back looks yummy.

Rosemary B❤️ said...

wow gorgeous fabrics!!

Hilda said...

wonderful work, its beautiful!

Karen S said...

It is looking lovely and I do like the look the hand stitching creates.

Jenny of Elefantz said...

Love the texture and can understand why you keep running your hands over it. :-) Loved the pillow you made as well.