After an unacceptable amount of agonizing, I finally came upon the perfect pattern for a table runner I am making. I searched all of my books, files and computer and finally hit on this pattern from The Happy Zombie. (I'll explain this gift in another post but some of the fabrics may look familiar) It fits the bill in so many ways....fast and easy being the most important. After I made all the blocks I realized that this is not the best combo of fabrics with the border print. There is something very fussy about it all. Here are the various settings and inner border combinations.
I think I like this setting best. It gives the eye a place to rest. But which inner border? Plus in the last photo you will see yet one more inner border option. I didn't remember that fabric until after all the others were taken and didn't feel like re-doing them all.
But then there are these two settings. In the original, this one has appliques in the center light squares. I would use leaves (or maybe even quilt in a contrasting color) but as Aunt Janice would say. This looks, "Ehh!"
This is my least favorite. Although it looks good in the picture it is sorta lacking something. I think it's not wide enough to really show the streaks of color. It just looks fussy to me. However if I do this pattern I am going to quilt leaves in the light streaks in contrasting thread.
This is just showing a third inner border option. Whatcha think? I cannot change the outer border. The entire runner is worked around it.