I'm sure that most people have seen this pattern around - it seems to be fairly popular due to the Holly Jolly fabric range and the charm squares you can get. The name of the pattern is Table Attire and is from Pieces from my Heart. Mine is the one on the left and because I like the Holly Jolly range I went with the original idea. My friend Dianne also liked the idea but decided to go with a Cold Winter Noses charm pack she already had. Her's turned out wonderfully and just goes to remind us that while something can be designed for one style it can still be fabulous when done another way.
Mine is still a flimsy because I bought a charm pack and am still waiting for a parcel from overseas to bring me my binding and backing fabric. When I bought the pack the shop owner said that Moda was only sending charm packs and Jelly rolls to Australia - no yardage. I don't know if is this is true but obviously she had been unable to get any. This is a bit annoying, at least to me, as while we can make a project using the packs, we can't get the fabric to make borders and bindings. So I went on line and ordered some just to finish my runner. I know I could have found something else but in this case I wanted the stripe fabric to bind it with.
I love both the runners and the way that they turned out. I have a Cold Winter Noses pack here too so maybe I'll try one using that. I guess it is all about keeping an open mind and not letting the original pattern colours restrict us. ( Having said that though - in this case I really love the colours of the Holly Jolly range.)
Here's hoping the postman turns up soon so I can finish it.