Last year when I was getting out our Christmas decorations I had the great idea to do a table runner. I have a bunch of quilty friends that make a lot of table runners, I knew I had a bunch of grunge I could use, and it seemed silly to be using my year-round runner under my Christmas things. I think I went in to my sewing room and pulled fabric right then….and then it sat in the bag for 11 months.
Around mid-November I decided I better get my act in gear! I saw this cute Christmas tree pattern from Center Street Quilts on one social media feed or another and went to her Etsy store and bought it (for $1.00!! what a deal). Here’s the link.
I started by just making a bunch of little trees to get a feel for them. The trees are really pretty small in scale, so I had to play around with setting ideas to ensure the trees didn’t get overwhelmed.
Here is the finished runner top:
I like the splashes of icy blue!
I made a red scrappy binding. I’ve been doing most of my bindings by machine lately.
Here is the completed runner on it’s table:
I did triangular dot-to-dot quilting in the trees and a swirly design in the background that kind of looks like swirly snow.
Here it is again after loading it up with all my Christmas stuff:
I think it came out great! I’m so happy I got it done this year.
This was a finish on my Q4’19 FAL list (though it was only a bag of fabric at that point!) so I will be posting it on the FAL linky at the end of the quarter.