Monday, December 7, 2009

Christmas Tablerunner

Okay, I did it! Pressed it, backed it, quilted it, and did the binding. It's done and ready for the table.

I used a large button for the bell. The jury is still out on that one, but for now, it stays.

And while we are speaking of tablerunners, this one is coming along as well.

Can anyone offer a suggestion about a backing? This was a kit, so there is no more red fabric (my first choice) and I really don't care for the fabric that was in the kit (although I could use it for another project). This fabric was so stretchy and the HST were not playing nice.

Also pop over to Abbey Lane Quilts blog. They have three delightful tablerunners up on their blog. Easy peasy patterns. Oh and they are having a giveaway too :-)

I am linking up with SewCalGal's Virtual Christmas Quilt Show! Stop by and see all the lovely Christmas quilts on display.

I am also joining Amy today for Sew and Tell :-)

Have a great quilty day ;-)

38 comments:

NanaNor's said...

Hi there, Absolutely beautiful table runner. As for the back, I think a green Christmas fabric(Holly maybe)would look nice. Love your projects and again you are inspiring me!
Thank you for sharing.

SueWis said...

I love the table runner!

You might need a backstitched line to make something for the button to "hang" from, then I think I'd leave the button.

Darlene said...

Oh, they are wonderful - the button on the bell is nice touch. :-) Way to go!

imquilternity said...

You did it! I love it...it's gorgeous! They both are.

SewCalGal said...

Absolutely beautiful. Your table runner and quilt are inspirational. I'd love to have that table runner on my dining room table. Lovely.

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

ps - hope you watch the entries in the Virtual Christmas Quilt Show. Random drawing on December 25th!

andsewon said...

Sweet Christmas runner. Just add a bit of thread or a thin fabric piece to the button..will look like it is the ringer ringing!
Are you binding this one or just turning? Even so I think any of the colors from the top would work, very pretty.
Lola

Kathleen said...

Nice finish! I like the button on the bell.

MARCIE said...

These projects both turned out lovely. I am partial to the Lady of the Lake blocks because I LOVE scrappy! Nice job! Anything goes for the back.

CieAngel said...

that is really pretty and I like the bell.
Happy Holidays,
Cleary

kwiltmakr said...

I would not have known that was a button for the bell if you had not mentioned it. Cute. I like your re-work, looks good. Why couldn't you put a plain fabric on the back for the table runner? No one will really see the back.

Terry said...

The runners looks great. :0)

Carol said...

WTG Jocelyn! You got the quilting and binding done fast. I like the button idea. Hey I just saw on Fat Cat Quilt blog that you won Allyson's drawing, lucky you.

Shabby Cottage Shoppe said...

I love both of your table runners! They are both different and colorful. Beautiful work!
Gail

Valerie said...

I love the button for the bell. I love all of your goodies.

Crispy said...

Both table runners are great!! I agree, you need to put the line from the button up into the bell. As for backing the other, since it's a table runner anything will work for the back :0) Hmmm...I seem to be just repeating what others have said LOL.

Crispy

Pat said...

VERY nice runners......but I think the suggestion to put some stitching to show where the button is hanging from is a good one!

Manders said...

How cute! Great job sewing away!!

ivoryspring said...

Beautiful, Jocelyn. May I ask where you got the pattern for the ornament tablerunner?

KQuiltyBee said...

These look great! I would use a backing that matches your binding and quilting thread--maybe a calico? Something like that.

Heidi said...

Love the tablerunners. Also love the big button so I say keep it. You could always use a cord or ribbon leading to it if you think it looks like it is floating.

Any fabric goes on the back that is the right coloring to work with the front. What about something pieced?

Have you been to my blog? I am having a giveaway and soon another with a scrap bag of my Christmas fabrics. There is also another chance soon on my home and garden blog for the coasters.

Hugs ~
Heidi

Kim D. said...

Very nice Tablerunners. Good Job, hope you figured out the backing fabric by now. You could make it reversible if that's a preference.

Michelle said...

Nice runners! MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Carrie P. said...

A very cute table runner. Love the ribbon and bell on it. The button is a great idea too.

Cindy said...

It's beautiful, Jocelyn. And, I do like the button. I like a little embellishment - great addition!

Roslyn said...

Personally I LOVE the button for the bell clapper!

Sew It Up! said...

Your runner came out really pretty!

Lesly said...

Great finish! The table runners are really beautiful!

Sara said...

Very, very pretty tablerunner...

beth said...

the table runners are lovely! Have you ever tried backing one with just flannel? I have been doing that lately and I like how they turn out. :)

Catherine said...

Nice table runners and I like the button on the bell. Didn't realise it was a button until you pointed it out.

Karen said...

I love your table runners. I am partial to a check backing fabric.

Leslie said...

these are lovely quilt runners....i need to make more, they just look wonderful

Pokey said...

Aren't these pretty! I like the button clapper, too.

Nina... said...

Lovely table runners! I like the button for the bell, good idea! Happy Holidays.

Anita in Florida said...

Lovely tablerunner.

The Tripp Family said...

I love them both! Beautiful quilting on the top one. I think I'd choose blue for the backing (ok, being honest, if it was mine I'd probably do muslin thinking no one would ever see it, and use blue for the binding :)

Rene' said...

Both table runners look great. Thanks for sharing.

SheilaC said...

The button on your bell is a great idea!

Thank you for sharing

sheilaC