Thursday, December 16, 2010

On my Christmas table

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For several years I have put fabric aside in my stash for a Christmas table runner. This particular Martha Negley print (that I think is GORGEOUS) has been patiently curing on my shelf for at least 4 years. Gasp. Finally, I decided to just make something simple and get it on the table already!

Holiday Table Runner by Poppyprint

I took two lengths of the cotton print and sewed a hunk of natural linen/cotton blend in between them with 3/8" seam allowance. Not really wanting a quilt on the table, I chose to sew the whole works right sides together with a brushed cotton (sort of like a one-sided flannel). I turned it right sides out, topstitched the edges and each seam and then got busy tracing 3 different sized lids onto the linen. I embroidered a running stitch with 3 strands of burgundy, ivory and green DMC floss.

My new holiday table runner

Sorta like a quickie version of my Crop Circles Table runner tutorial over there on
in my sidebar.

New holiday table runner '10 by Poppyprint

Seriously, you can whip one of these up in an afternoon.

I'm excited to head over town to the Vancouver Modern Quilt Guild meeting tonight. We'll be having a handmade ornament exchange and goodies, plus members can sign up for the day retreat I'm running in February. It's going to be a great evening!

20 comments:

Amy said...

I just love that fabric! I hadn't seen it before. I am glad you went ahead and used it. I think it is best on a simple project because it really shows it off! Very nice!

paulette said...

Ohhh Krista...gorgeous!! Love the fabric and the circles!! I immediately went to your tutorial to see what thread you used. That was my dilemma yesterday...what thread to use hand quilting my tablecloth as I wanted the stitches big and I wanted them to pop. I thought of using embroidery floss but founds some DMC perle cotton that did the trick...but is slow going as I can only do one stitch at a time. Your stitching is perfect!! ♥Love♥ it!! (notice the ♥...thanks!!) Have a great day!
Paulette

Rachel said...

It's beautiful, Krista. That fabric is perfect.

I don't usually make New Year's resolutions, but if I did, one of them for 2011 would be to use the fabric I have on my shelf. Like you, I tend to "save" fabrics (for a rainy day? for the perfect project? Who knows...).

Dianne said...

It turned out beautifully Krista. As always your stitching takes the project up into the FABULOUS category! One day I will figure out how to get my stitches as even as you do :0)

Ariane said...

This is gorgeous!! I love it!!!

beth said...

very pretty. Simple stitching adds such beauty!

9patchnurse said...

Ooooo, I really like that. That fabric is so cool and I love the simplicity of the circles.

felicity said...

Beautiful! A simple pattern to showcase beautiful fabric. Love it.

I have a lot of fabric that's "curing" on my stash shelves. Waiting for the right project....

See you tonight!!

meli B said...

What a fabulous, simple idea.

Rebecca Jane said...

Beautiful Krista! Simple, elegant, perfect!

My Sweet Prairie said...

So sweet! ...is that really green grass out your window!?

Ethne said...

I love that fabric and you've shown it to it's fullest potential with this lovely simple table runner - great job.

Jackie said...

Love it and boy that Martha Negly fabric is just perfect!! You can actually use it all year round. The circles are perfect!

Krista said...

It's beautiful! That fabric is just perfect. And how the heck do you stitch your circles so perfectly?

I see all of your snow is gone outside. Lame! I hope a storm rolls in this week for you!

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Mrs Moen said...

I love it, so simple and stunning or should that be stunningly simple!
Your lovely Christmas card did arrive in my mailbox today. Thank you so much, I love it and it will be proudly displayed in my Christmas card holder (quilted of course) from last year!

Heidi said...

Simply gorgeous! I love it.

sewbeeit said...

It's beautiful!

ayumills said...

I love your table runner, Krista! It's really beautiful. The circle stitching makes whatever you place on it look bright and cheerful. Very nice!!

Oh I wanted to let you know that I finally found out how to number comments here. I missed your fabulous giveaway (weeping)!

Debbie said...

That runner is so beautiful. I love that fabric.