Saturday, December 4, 2010

Pine Tree Table Runner

Last month I made one of these table runners for my mom-in-law for her birthday. Since it's a scrap quilt (which meant I had to drag out all my tubs-o-scraps) I decided I may as well make two of these at once. This time of year it is always nice to have an extra gitft hanging around for those "Oops, I forgot to get a gift for so-and-so" moments.

After seeing the one I made for Linda, hubby's dear aunt Joanne asked if I have any table runners in my stash that I was willing to sell. Lucky for me, I had made two of these at once!

I took this picture outside, and all that white stuff you see in the background is the 8 or so inches of snow we got last night.

This pattern is from Kim Schaefer's book "A Cozy Quilted Christmas". There are lots of nice projects in this book. The fabric is mostly Thimbleberries from my scrap stash.

The trees are applied using Heat and Bond Lite, and then blanket stitched around the edges with black thread.

This is how I like to give table runners: rolled up with a small roll of crumpled tissue in the center (so as not to create any creases), and tied with a pretty ribbon.

Right now I am finishing up a quilting job for my sister. Once that is finished, I will be completing some UFOs that have been hanging around for a while: a skirt and a dress. Both just need hems.

1 comment:

  1. It's beautiful, Lisa! Do you have a big strong teenager holding that quilt up outside LOL? I sadly had to put off my sewing adventures until after the new year. Aside from making a few little fabric gift bags for my socks, I have too many socks to knit before Christmas! If you like quilting, you may enjoy my friends blog who's way up north in MN, this link is for her regular daily blog (, but she also has a quilting specific blog on her sidebar that she writes on in the winter. I wonder how many years it will take me to get a tub o'scraps?! :)