I just finished a Christmas table runner which is great because it’s almost time to decorate for Christmas! Yesss!
Christmas Table Runner
Even though it’s small, this table runner is the quilting project I’m most proud of so far. I’m pretty sure this is my most accurate piecing to date. Not to toot my own horn but the pinwheels are meeting up really well and my borders are equal all the way around. I like that I can compare this to earlier projects and assure myself that my skills are improving.
Just look at those pinwheel points meeting so nicely in the center!
This runner is the first thing I have ever free motion quilted, which is a big deal to me. It was so terrifying! I practiced on a few scrap quilt sandwiches first but my heart was still racing the entire time I was quilting. I really, really, really didn’t want to completely ruin this after I was so happy with the piecing.
The other two pinwheels
I definitely made some mistakes (I think they’re more obvious on the back) but I’m very proud of it overall, especially for my first time doing this kind of quilting.
The less-forgiving back: white thread on mostly red fabric
For the pinwheels, I used eight charm squares from A Merry Little Christmas by Riley Blake charm pack and eight Bella Solids Snow charm squares. I was really excited about this charm pack but when I finally opened it I was kinda disappointed. It only comes with 27 squares! I love the eight squares I used but the rest are just okay or not very Christmasy. Anyway, I think the fabrics in the pinwheels are precious.
Here are the “stats”.
Finished size: 11″ x 34″
Table runner top fabrics: A Merry Little Christmas by Riley Blake; Bella Solids Snow charm squares and yardage
Backing fabric: Red with white polka dots fabric from my stash
Binding: Bella Solids Christmas Green yardage
Batting: Warm & White
Quilting: Free motion quilting in a meandering pattern
One more shot of the whole table runner (next to my Thanksgiving table runner)