This little table runner was one that my sister-in-law had. Knowing Lori, she probably picked it up at an antique store nearby. It is one she uses on her porch for July 4th (and maybe other holidays). I had done some repairs on quilts before for her, but this piece was beyond hope. I could have replaced all the red stripe – it had shattered along those lines.
These were the fabrics I chose to replicate the table runner.
They reflect the tone and some of the lines of the fabric as you can see when it is placed on the old runner.
The pattern is simple enough. It is composed of nine patches with a red lattice & cornerstones. In the picture above an arrow is pointing to a section where the nine patches meet. This didn’t sit right with me so, I too some liberties with it.
Here is the finished new version. I love the way it looks and the red separating all the blocks please me. As I look at it now, maybe I could have left the center cornerstone out or added more cornerstones, but I like the effect of not having a cornerstone on every intersection!
Here’s a close up of the two of them together. Isn’t that red a nice compromise for not being able to find the stripe. I also like the cream squares in the newer version than the lavender flowers in the original.
I am sure my sister-in-law will enjoy it. I was going to drop it in the mail to her, but I may bring it on an unplanned visit that seems to have cropped up! This is one of my finishes for the 2019 Finish-a-long. Yipee!