Thursday, December 27, 2012

A Christmas Table Runner for Christmas Dinner

 My brother and his wife always host the big family meals.



I took these two  photos with my camera phone.  I wanted to show you how nice it looked on their table. Also, so you could see it full length, because I realized the photos I took on my table, before I gave it to them, were up close and not full length.



I quilted it with the Paisley Swirly Quilting only in a much smaller version than the quilting last week.  





I quilted with a Alpine Green thread.  It was a good choice with all the Christmas colors.


The binding is an all machine embroidery stitched binding.  I love the little feathery embroidery stitch.


It was a fun table runner to make.  It was created from a charm pack of 42 squares and extra fabric for the backing and binding.  I made it at a quilt retreat in October.  I will get the pattern information for you after the holidays. You will love it!




Of course, stitched in my name and the year.


I also made four everyday hot pads for them. Using the insulated batting.


  
I will share the hot pads next Tuesday (Jan. 8th) for Hodgepodge Patchwork Tuesday.


Enjoy your day!
Marcia

13 comments:

Deb@asimplelifequilts said...

Beautiful runner! I just love this line of fabric, it's so bright & cheery. I'll be watching for your tute... thanks!

Needled Mom said...

It looks wonderful!

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

love the runner Marcia....

Fiesta said...

Marcia, the runner is fabulous. I love how you quilted it too

Lesley said...

You made the perfect runner! It is so pretty!

Barb N said...

What a great Christmas runner - and it's not even blue! They will love it. Oh - I've been meaning to ask what type of sewing machine you use to get that feathery stitch you use for your bindings? I am beginning to look for a new sewing machine and am getting quite confused. Too many choices.

Busy Quilting Mama said...

I love this table runner and just finished making placemats with some of the same fabrics. Can't wait for you to share the pattern.

VickiT said...

Beautiful runner Marcia. I LOVE the paisley swirl quilting. That really finished the runner off very nicely.

Linda said...

So pretty....

Vesuviusmama said...

It turned out lovely! I also love how you sign your name in your quilting!

Love Of Quilts said...

Very Nice! Happy New Year!

FAZENDO ARTE said...

bonito...

librarygoddess24 said...

I love these colors and you did a great job on the binding. I am looking for an alternate to hand binding and yours looks great.