Koi Pond Table Runner

On to a new project! My DH wants a water feature off our patio. Not a small water feature... oh, no... he wants a big one! Like a pond! I thought it would be fun to make a table runner to get him in the mood. All of the fabrics in the runner are from other art quilts that I have done throughout the house, especially the dining/kitchen area.  I have used a pattern, but tweaked it to be the size and design that works for our table.

Here it is... I've just started with the free motion. I'm doing wavy, fluid looking lines to represent the water. I'm hoping it will give the koi a sense of movement. I have an ivory, rust and gold metallic print that I am going to use to bind the table runner when finished. I think that edge will make a beautiful contrast.

The table runner is 18"s wide and 5' long.

As you can see, one of the fabrics has small dragon flies as part of the pattern. I have free motioned over them in a beautiful, shiny lavender poly thread. I wanted to make sure they were a featured part.

That's all for now... I need to get outside and finish separating my Shasta Daisies. I'm using them as a border around a flower bed. I love that I can count on them to be green through the winter. Shastas are hard working troopers in the garden!

Hugs to all,


  1. It is a lovely translation from actual to quilt. Great Job!


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