Yesterday evening I was able to do a few sketches and figure out a general idea of what I'm trying to achieve for the place mats, though I have no idea about the table runner yet. I am thinking it will become clear, once the place mats are done. I finally stopped in at Fabric Etc., and found the green and gray fabrics I was imagining/remembering in the first place. Turns out it's designed by Ty Pennington. There were three patterns in the color way, but I only bought one. I've already bought so much other stuff, and they were $17.99 a yard! Yikes! Here's the one I picked.
At lunch I got set up and started slicing strips from all of the selected fabrics, I cut a variety between 1" - 2-1/2." The plan is to make a number of striped pieces of different sizes, then piece them each slightly differently. They will be reversible so I think I'll feature this fabric on one side and the leaf design on the other side. Maybe bind them in white for a crisp edge? One thing I realized as I am writing, is that reversible means quilting has to look good on both sides. Uh-oh.