Saturday, October 3, 2009

Christmas Tablerunner

I made this table runner for Christmas last year as a gift. It was wonderful because I used fabric I had on hand. I got the pattern from the Quilt Sampler Magazine by Better Homes and Gardens the Fall/ Winter 2007 edition.The pattern was from a much larger quilt featured on the cover. Inside they had also modified the pattern to suit a table runner. You really could do that with so many different patterns that you already have on hand. I'm all about trying to use what I have. Especially in this economy.
I quilted it in an all over meandering star pattern. Quilting with stars is one of my favorite ways to quilt. This 3 block table runner I made for my Mom. She wanted something to put on her coffee table and this fits perfectly!
I would love to make the actual quilt that is on the cover of the magazine but I've got to many other things on my to do list! There is never enough time.
Well, I'm off to stitch!!


Jan said...

You are so right DeeLee! There's never enough time! The TR for your Mom is gorgeous ... I bet she is thrilled with it :) Beautiful job!!! These are hard economic times for sure and it is so wise to use what we already have on hand ... especially since we all probably have more than we could possibly ever use :) Blessings to you my dear!

Jan said...

Me again DeeLee :) I just wanted to say thanks so much for the link to that beautiful tote!!! I love the horizontal stripes and it was actually what I had been considering for my TN orange and white one!!! I was thrilled to see the gorgeous one you made :) Since my hubby wants to see the patchwork one, I might just have to make a 2nd one in stripes! Tks so much my dear :)