Sunday, November 28, 2010
One of my favorite gifts to give is a holiday table runner. A couple of years ago I made over a dozen from this pattern to give as gifts. I didn't keep a Christmas one for myself and have been planning to make one using The 12 Days of Christmas since I first saw this fabric.
I made my runner just a bit longer than the pattern--adding in another section to the middle of the runner. It was hard to get a picture of the entire runner! I can't wait to get it quilted and bound and on the table for this Christmas season!
The pattern is from Heather Mulder Peterson's Charmed and Dangerous and is called the "Crossroads Table Runner." I love this pattern because it's super simple to make and also because it showcases the fabrics so well. For my version I used just one fabric for the lights (the pattern calls for you to use several of the light charm squares here). I'll be binding it with the tonal red that I used for the posts. One final reason that I love to give table runners is that I can often quilt them myself, and this is a great pattern to practice on--since the runner isn't too wide it's a great beginning project for machine quilting.
I love this quilt...when I asked to see the pattern I realized it was designed by Pat Sloan! The title of the pattern is "Ma-Ma's Garden"--truly a gorgeous quilt! Hope you have a wonderful day!