When I first knew that we'd be headed to Texas for the Food Conference and staying with our friends, I started thinking about what I could make to bring with us as a hostess gift. Once I decided on a table runner as one of the gifts, I started searching online fabric stores for an appropriate fabric. And guess what I found?
Here's a fabric line called, of all things...Deep in the Heart of Texas! It's by Sara Khammash for Moda and is full of Texas icons with bluebonnets, Texas Longhorn drives, and stars and stripes in red, white, and blue. Just perfect! And actually it was the inspiration for the name of this Texas series.
I purchased a charm pack and some yardage for the backing and finished the table runner using the Disappearing Nine-Patch pattern soon after the fabric arrived in the mail. It was so fun to put together! Here's a photo that shows the red fabric with bluebonnets I selected for the backing: And here we are sitting around the table on our last night in Texas as my friend, Krista, opened the gift. I don't have a picture of her actually holding up the table runner, but I think she liked it!And here are the folks at the other end of the table: Tom, Jonathan, and David, Krista's husband. I put this photo in because I liked the Psalm 127 verse on the wall (and, of course, I like the guy in the blue shirt):Thanks for stopping by and reading this series of Texas posts. There's only one post left (and, oh my, what will I write about when we're all done??) Look for the finale next week.
Next up: Deep in the Heart of Texas ~ Family Fun!