Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Redesign

Decorating for Christmas in the new house has been a fun and new experience for me and my daughter. It also has given me new opportunities to add some quilting into the mix.

Case in point. We have a credenza in our entryway. We needed a Christmas table runner. I pulled out one I started last year, but my daughter wrinkled up her nose and said "It doesn't look like Christmas!"

Here is the way it looked to start with.

Okay, DD was right. Nothing pizazzy about this.

So let's try to rework the fabric.

Cut the middle section out. And add something "Christmasy".

I even like the way the Free Motion Quilting added some swirlies to the runner.

Ta-Da!

Looks much better :-)

Now on to the tree skirt!

I hope you are having fun decorating for Christmas.

Happy Quilting!!

23 comments:

Dresden Quilter said...

It looks fabulous!

SewCalGal said...

Really cute table runner. Beautiful quilting too. And I love, love, love your candle centerpiece.

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

Lisa Marie said...

Wow, what a transformation and it is so pretty ~ just Perfect!

Linda said...

Beautiful! Great job on the quilting! You have the perfect spot for it!

NanaNor's said...

Simply Festive and so pretty. Have a wonderful day!

Barb said...

Sounds like you two are having alot of fun.....love the runner!

andsewon said...

So very pretty!! You worked your Christmas Magic! Hope your DD was happy with it!
Hugs,
Lola

QuilterMary said...

Great redesign! Our bins full of decorations are sitting in the livingroom. You've inspired me to empty them!

AllieKatMom said...

I need to make a tree skirt too...maybe some pillows too! So much to do! I need motivation. Going to turn off this computer and go clean my house now. lol

Stray Stitches said...

Great Christmas table runner!

Miriam said...

Love the new runner! Have fun decorating!

The Quilting Pirate said...

Awsome redesign and you finished a UFO!! BONUS!! Beautiful and simple!

Kelly@ Charming Chatter said...

How cute is that - and it just looks so pretty on your credenza! DD was right - this one is much prettier! Can't wait to see the tree skirt!

Vals Quilting said...

That would brighten any room for the holidays - super nice!
Valerie
http://www.PastimesOnline.ca/Vals-Quilting/

Joanne said...

Much prettier with the new fabric. The whole display looks beautiful!♥

imquilternity said...

Lovely...that's what I need to do too! I love your display...it's gorgeous!

Allie said...

Excellent job!!!!

Quilter Going Bananas said...

excellent new design, aren't you glad you went for it?!? Looks great on the credenza in the front hall :^)

John'aLee said...

Awww....darling. It's amazing what changing just one fabric will do!

Stephanie said...

A very inviting, Christmas-sy entry!

Carrie P. said...

smart and perfect!

Crispy said...

Yep, your daughter was right. It now looks very Christmasy. Love your swirly quilting :0)

Crispy

Val said...

This is so beautiful!!!