Guilty admission – I did not finish this project in time for Christmas! I’m on a sewing binge to catch up on all my unfinished projects. I’ll be caught up by February, I swear!
Now back to the story of my December project….
Now that I have my fabrics it’s time to decide on a pattern.
I want to keep it somewhat simple since I’ve had trouble meeting my goals of one table runner a month. I like the idea of having some triangular Christmas trees but I’ll keep that to a small area. I’ll use large panels of stripes since those will be very easy to sew.
My sideboard is 16″ x 54″. My runner is be 15″ x 61″ plus a little extra for the binding.
First the trees.
On the ends of my runner I have 5 green triangles representing trees. The finished size of my triangles are be 3″ wide and 3″ tall. I used a “2 peaks in 1″ ruler and followed the 3 1/2” strip line. I used a different green fabric for each tree and a different red fabric for the inverted triangles between the trees.
Since the red fabric is also be used for stripes I made sure that I had enough fabric to make 5 strips that are 3 1/2″ x 14 1/2″ in each red fabric. I also needed to pay attention to the direction of the red fabrics. For some fabrics I had to cut the strips for my triangles in a different direction than the long strips.
The stripes are next.
I created 4 panels that are 14 1/2″ long. I added a few white squares for a snowy feel.
The finishing touches.
I hand quilted the runner with embroidery thread and finished the binding in my usual way.
What do you think?