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Tis the Season!

Posted on: September 26th, 2013 by Lorna McMahon

Did you know the Broken Herringbone design works Christmas magic?
I’ll let you in on a little secret…

But be warned… Use your clicker with caution.  This post is filled to the brim with clickable links!

Although I did recently buy a really sweet pile of new Christmas fabric….

I still had this small pile of ugly Christmas prints.

And THEY really needed some major help!

Now, I’ve heard it said that the only way to make UGLY  fabric look good is to cut it up into really small pieces.
But it turns out that narrow strips work too!
Add those little white sashes between the strips, and….

Prest-O, Change-O!  Ta-da!

You have yourself a pretty little Christmas table runner (in progress)!

In case you have not heard, I’ll tell you the story again….

Once upon a time….

The Broken Herringbone was designed by Anne of PlayCrafts.

Molli found her great tutorial here.  Now Molli fell in love with the Broken Herringbone.  And, being such a kindhearted soul, wanted to share this love with the world!

One by one, we were all put under the trance of the Broken Herringbone design.  Some fell real hard.  Like Vera of Negligent Style.  She took that design further and further….  I thought I was finished with the broken herringbone, but Vera caused me to be drawn back into it’s spell!

If you always wanted to be part of a wonderful story, perhaps you would be interested in joining the Molli Sparkles Broken Herringbone Quilt A-Long.  Click on that link to read everything you will need to know and join in.  I’m telling you, even the read is fun!  Allow Molli Sparkles to sprinkle a little magic into your sewing world and share the broken herringbone love!

The broken herringbone quilt along even has it’s own Flickr group.  Click to see some of the fabulous examples entered already!  Don’t be shy… Give it a try!

Remember there are only 88 days left until Christmas!

Keep on, Quilting on, everybody!

6 Responses

  1. Anne says:

    I love how this came out!! It reminds me of a braided door hang that my mom would put out every Christmas, with big ol' jingle bells on it. 😀

  2. That is a very Merry Christmas table runner! Great story too! My MSBHQAL quilt top is done!

  3. Lovely \”ugly\” table runner! Great idea to use the fabrics, we have fallen out of love with, like this!Estheresthersipatchandquilt at yahoo dot comipatchandquilt dot wordpress dot com

  4. Vicki says:

    White makes all of those fabrics bright! Looking good.

  5. Anne says:

    Oh my goodness, that table runner is just wonderful, Lorna. I have several Christmas fabrics that I like but they don't exactly lend themselves to doing much with. Maybe this is the way I should go with those! :o)

  6. Elise Lea says:

    Love what you are doing with these fabrics. They look great as a broken herringbone