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Posted on: August 8th, 2014 by Lorna McMahon

In spite of a power outage, I managed to get these Christmas table runners quilted and bound in two days.  The quilting is quite dense and was a little time consuming, but sew worth it!  This first runner finished at 14″ x 49″ after quilting.

The second runner finished at 14″ x 70″.  Both are now for sale in my Etsy shop.

I am sew impressed with the effect of the organic wavy matchstick quilting.  It helps the runners to lay nice and flat and adds a wonderful texture.  Looks like wind driven snow!

The backing is Tidings of Great Joy by Janet Wecker Frisch for Quilting Treasures.  This large scale script text print tells the history of the Christmas tree.  This neutral print goes well with all colour schemes.

Here is a great close up of the quilting – and my new labels from My Own Quilting Labels.   I love these cute little labels!

Click here to make your own quilt labels
Click here to make your own quilt labels
The binding is Winter Parade by Leanne Anderson for Henry Glass Fabrics.

After quilting, I cut the corners on a 45 degree angle to add a little interest and eliminate the boxy look.  I quite like those angled ends!  Sew happy with each of these runners!

One more pic… Just because!

Want to make some Boxes-N-Bows blocks, too?  Here are the block dimensions…

Linking up to Finish it up Friday with Amanda Jean of Crazy Mom Quilts….
And TGIFF! hosted this week with M-R at Quilt Matters.

Keep On Quilting On!

31 Responses

  1. The matchstick quilting really does look wonderful. I like how you describe it as windblown snow; wonderful imagery!

  2. Dominique says:

    Wow, Lorna, the quilting is outstanding! Thanks for the up close pictures! These are beautiful pieces.

  3. Vicki in MN says:

    Lorna that is 2 cute fun runners! I love the quilting and still trying to let myself go to do it. I have worked hard for along time to make things more straight and symetrical that I find it hard to let go-any tips?

  4. Anonymous says:

    Oh my gosh – that is just the prettiest! I LOOOOVE the quilting and your fantastic little label.

  5. I really do love that quilting. It's gorgeous!

  6. Carla says:

    Gorgeous quilting Lorna!

  7. Elise Lea says:

    Gorgeous finish! I too love your 45 degree corners. They add a lot to the runner!

  8. Lisa J. says:

    I also love the quilting. It gives the runners a perfect finish.

  9. I love your organic quilting! It suits the forest prints so well. I can see how time consuming it must have been… But worth the effort! I'm keeping the idea in a corner of my head and will try it for sure.

  10. Dona says:

    Beautiful! The table runners and gifts are lovely and the quilting is wonderful. Really nice.

  11. Lea says:

    Hi Lorna, What a cute runner! Your quilting is beautiful. Thank you for sharing the dimensions for the bows.

  12. Jasmine says:

    These look great! I love the quilting and the trimmed corners. Your labels are awesome. Which size did you buy?

  13. Vicki says:

    Lorna…I am in love! These are so great. The colors are beautiful, and the gift boxes are really fun. Yes, the 45 corners add a special pazazz.

  14. Beautiful, just beautiful! Great palette, Lorna. LOVE that wavy matchstick — fabulous movement!

  15. Beautiful! My goodness, that is a lot of quilting! Love it!

  16. Carla says:

    Lorna, I love the quilting. I must try that sometime. Thanks for the block info. Great runners shown with the best pictures.

  17. That's a great quilting design – it really suits the whole look!

  18. Kathleen says:

    That is one LONG (and beautiful) table runner! Love the wavy stitching too!

  19. Carol says:

    I love those wavy matchstick lines. Love it!

  20. Love these! Your two day turn around is impressive!

  21. those runners look great – I really like that quilting!

  22. margaret says:

    2 great runners and love the way they are quited

  23. Scrapatches says:

    Lovely! The boxes and bows pattern is very festive. … 🙂 Pat

  24. Izzy says:

    Love them! That block is super cute. And the quilting is perfect! Great finishes!

  25. MoeWest says:

    I really love the quilting on these runners and the boxes n bows block design too! Can you tell me if the text on your backing fabric ran across the WOF? It's a great fabric and I want to try and find some.

  26. I love these! What a great colour palette you have chosen. Thanks for linking up to Ho,Ho,Ho and on We Sew too 🙂

  27. Sandra :) says:

    Popped over from Ho Ho Ho – those are beautiful tablerunners – the fabric line is really gorgeous, but that wavy matchstick quilting just takes them over the top – wow!

  28. Lovely Christmassy tablerunners, Lorna! I really like those presents so thanks for the cutting measurements. And thanks for linking up to Ho, Ho, Ho and On We Sew this month!

  29. DebW says:

    Thanks for sharing about the quilt labels – just ordered some! Merry Christmas!

  30. chev37 says:

    thanks for posting your lovely runner.. I <3 everything about it.. the fabric the quilting is awesome.. love your labels! Super job as usual!