Sunday, 7 December 2014

Finished in time for Christmas!

My Christmas table runner:

finished yesterday evening. I was hoping to be finished sooner, but my real job has been very demanding over the last month, leaving me too tired to pick up a needle, and that's tired!

Fabric: body: Solstice by Kate Spain for Moda (one charm pack);
            binding: fabric of unknown title by for MCS (?)
Pattern: my own, but I'm indebted to Amy Smart (Diary of a Quilter) for her Hourglass block tutorial
Thread: Aurifil 40 off-white (2309) for both piecing and quilting and red (2250) for binding.
Wadding: standard cotton wadding sold by LQS
Backing: Off-white Bella Solid

Having had a bad experience trying to quilt this with variegated thread a few weeks ago (see here), I returned to it this week and did some simple squiggles with a neutral coloured thread. I think this is a much better result, and I shall be keeping variegated thread to use on solid fabric.

I love the fabric I used for the binding so much, I'm off to the quilt shop on Tuesday to buy more. I love using stripes in a binding. I'm sorry I can't give the fabric name; there isn't much selvedge on 25cm of fabric.

Linking up this week to:
stitch by stitch Patchwork Times Freemotion by the River  Sew Fresh Quilts Needle and Thread Thursday blogbutton photo peacockfmq025_zpse5bceb10.jpg 

Happy sewing



Vireya said...

It's beautiful! I love the picture with the candles.

ES said...

I really like this!! It's looking just great and the binding is really nice :)

Cathy said...

That runner is gorgeous. I love the way the hourglass blocks almost give a pinwheel appearance on first glance.

Churn Dash said...

What a lovely table runner, the candles look fabulous with such a lovely quilt.


Val's Creative Life said...

What a festive finish. Love seeing it enjoyed on your table. (Thanks for the link)

Bonnie said...

Very nice runner with great pictures. I tend not to use variegated thread as most of the time you can't tell it is variegated and you pay more for the privilege. Super quilting on it.

Ruth said...

Looks great with the candles on it! Lover the water effect quilting.

Anonymous said...

Visiting from Freemotion by the River, very nice runner. Great quilting! Carole @ From My Carolina Home - Wordpress blogger. You can reach me at craftnut at rocketmail dot com.

Leanne Parsons said...

Beautiful! The squiggly quilting looks lovely.

Lisa J. said...

I'm very impressed with your quilting the squiggles.

Lorna McMahon said...

Oh, I do like this! What a lovely runner. The picture with the candles? Mmmmm! Nice work on the quilting!

Unknown said...

Prachtige tafelloper. De kleuren zijn zo mooi samen. Je quilting maakt het echt af.

Groeten uit Amsterdam

M-R Charbonneau said...

Oooh, very nice! I love the quilting motif you used on it too. Congrats on a great finish!

Muv said...

Hello Marly,
The runner is really lovely, and just looking at your photo with the candles has given me some inspiration... The quilting is just right. I'm so pleased that this runner has turned out right for you in the end!
Thank you for linking up with Free Motion Mavericks.
Love, Muv