I had a few scrap fabrics, all from the free fabric exchange I go to (recycled showroom fabrics destined for the landfill). I saw another runner like this posted and had to try it. Thanks for the inspiration. My sister has a ton of talaveras pottery (bold yellows, reds, blues) and this will go nicely on her huge table. My second attempt at a table runner the first was wavy as all heck (sigh) forgot in my zeal to watch the grains I think and steamed (which I just learned is a BAD idea via the forums). Lessons learned.