May 16, 2012

Domestic Diva Table Runner

I saw this table runner at Pleasant Home almost two years ago.  I thought it was so cute, with those vintage ladies completing domestic engineering tasks.  Jodi from Pleasant Home also provided the tutorial for the two pinwheel baby quilts that I made.

I really wanted to make the table runner, so I went online and bought the fabric.  I finally got around to making it.

I cut each of the divas out by "fussy cutting".  That is a fancy way of saying, "cut out the lady and waste the fabric".  Ha ha!!

I paired up the divas with the fabrics I chose to compliment them.

I added the red polka dot fabric, I wanted some of the domestic divas to "pop".

Jodi's table runner is 72" long.  I was planning to put mine on my long black dining room table.  At the last minute, I made it to fit my square kitchen table, so I configured the quilt blocks differently.

The table runner isn't quilted yet, but this is how it looks with a pot of red geraniums.

How about my blue ceramic berry container with beaded strawberries?

Or even a bowl of lemon slices.

Which centerpiece do you like the best?


  1. Jodi always has the best ideas. Love the fussy cut pieces.
    And the centerpiece? The colors in the bowl are striking!

  2. Love the runner and how it is staged. Super cute. Fussy cutting is fun.

  3. My mother has just given me the material to make a runner and table mats out of the Domestic Diva fabric. Every time my five children sit down for dinner, she wants them to be reminded of how much I do for them. Go mum!!

  4. I absolutely love it an want to make one for a shower gift. I'm having a hard time finding the fabric (online or otherwise). Do you remember where you got it?

    1. I couldn't find your email, so I hope that you see this! I googled "Riley Blake Domestic Diva" and found the fabric here.
      I hope this helps :)