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Christmas is on it’s way…

Posted on: September 27th, 2013 by Lorna McMahon

It took me one full day to complete this,

my first Christmas runner,

from start to finish.

I used the Broken Herringbone tutorial by Anne of PlayCrafts for the design.
You can find the tutorial by clicking on her name.

I made the following adjustments from the tutorial.

  • The tutorial calls for 6 different 2.5″ x 18″ strips and 3 – 1″ width of fabric cuts for the sashing.
  • I used 3 of each of the 6 different strips cut to 15″ and 7 – 1″ width of fabric strips for the sashing.
  • I also saved the trimmings from the first few steps, and added them on at the very end.

This Christmas runner measures approximately 13.5″ x 33″.

I quilted stitch in the ditch, using a walking foot, as you can see here on the back of the quilt.

Now that I have used some of those old “ugly” fabrics from my stash, it’s time to cut into the new “pretty” ones and make something else!

Any suggestions?

Did you know there are only 88 days left until Christmas?

23 Responses

  1. Great job, Lorna! I'm drooling over those new fabrics you got. They would look pretty great in that herringbone pattern too!

  2. yes, yes, YES!! I love seeing Christmas things popping up everywhere! it's so pretty Lorna!:) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

  3. Anne says:

    Oooh it came out so well!! And the new fabrics are GORGEOUS. I love that grey in there.Your blog is making me nervous about how fast Christmas is coming! lol

  4. Love those grays and reds. Has a wonderful frosty feel to them. Hmmm…No suggestions for a pattern however. Look forward to seeing what you end up making.

  5. Anonymous says:

    Gorgeous Table Runner Lorna….beautifully stitched too!

  6. Vicki says:

    OM goodness…that is a gorgeous runner! Love the white white sashing. WOW…your new Christmas fabric is wonderful. Hour glass or churn dash with more of the white would be beautiful! You are F-A-S-T!!

  7. Karin says:

    Love it…might have to try this. Looks absolutely great

  8. Karin says:

    Love it…might have to try this. Looks absolutely great

  9. Unknown says:

    Can't believe it, but yes, Christmas is getting close! Your table runner will be perfect when it does arrive!Thank you for linking up with TGIFF!Have a great weekend! 🙂 Megan @ Cherry Valley Designs

  10. Georgi says:

    Gorgeous! If I wasn't working on 4 Christmas tree skirts for my girls, I'd be making one of these ~ maybe next year!

  11. Absolutely beautiful! Love the quilting too.

  12. Such a great way to show off those fabrics… love your new stuff too!

  13. Those \”ugly\” fabrics sure do make a beautiful table runner 🙂

  14. I love how the quilting looks on the runner – and you managed this in one day?I'm looking forward to seeing what you're doing with the greys and red xmas fabric, what about a lap quilt?

  15. Anne says:

    The runner is FABulous, Lorna. I love it. I'm definitely going to have to have a go at that design. :o)

  16. Lovely! I SO love the cardinal backing print.

  17. tubakk says:

    What a nice Christmas runner.

  18. Lorna that is beautiful!!!

  19. jan says:

    I love it Lorna. This is my size project to try out a new pattern on.Thanks for sharing.xo jan

  20. Laura says:

    Lorna, I really like this runner. I am thinking of making one of these. I love the pattern and love the fabric you used as the backing.

  21. Amanda says:

    It looks great! And there are now less than 88 days…uh-oh. I still have a lot that I want to do. 🙂

  22. Vera says:

    What a cool idea Lorna! You go girl!