Sign up to follow by email! CLICK HERE

Stepping Stones Christmas table runner

Posted on: December 9th, 2016 by Lorna McMahon
At the Let’s Bee Social this week, I shared a mock up of the Stepping Stones block in red and green. And that was it….  I just had to make one!


There is a free tutorial for this Stepping Stones block here.
And the block pattern has been added to my shop here.

The block finishes at 10″ square
and the pattern includes instructions for making the block
using a single colour, two colours, or in multicolour.


I was so inspired while playing around on my EQ7, in laying this one out in a Christmas themed colourway…. And just had to get right to work on making my mom a new runner this year!



I don’t have very many prints to choose from in my stash, but I managed to find the three reds and three greens needed. Then I found this lovely piece of Toscana from Northcott Fabrics for the backing.



I quilted using plain white thread on top and in the bobbin. And am so pleased with how this runner turned out! It reminds me of peppermint!



Now I think I’d like to make another one for my MIL. This time using solids!

The “Stepping Stones Christmas” table runner finished at 13.5″ x 43.5″
and was the 15th use of my 2nd edition of 100 labels
ordered from Ikaprint.

Linking up to Finish it up Friday with


Amanda Jean of Crazy Mom Quilts

Keep On Quilting On!


Follow(function(d, s, id) {var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if (d.getElementById(id)) return;js = d.createElement(s); = id;js.src = “”;fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs);}(document, “script”, “bloglovin-sdk”))


To follow Sew Fresh Quilts by email….

Enter your email address:

Delivered by FeedBurner

29 Responses

  1. Charlotte M. says:

    Love it. I am putting it on my list.

  2. Marly says:

    Delightful design; I shall be making it soon too!

  3. This is so pretty, Lorna! Poinsettias that don't need watering :)! Love this!

  4. I am quite sure your mom will love this runner. That is a very versatile pattern!

  5. So gorgeous! I love the contrasting colors. Have a great weekend, Lorna!

  6. KaHolly says:

    Very festive and pretty! XO

  7. Cheryl says:

    Such a cute runner! It is adorable.

  8. very pretty – Christmas colors, fall or just plain scrappy would be pretty anyway it is made.

  9. Great runner. I love your fabric choices. Have a great weekend.

  10. Vicki in MN says:

    Lorna, this is so adorable, I can see why you just had to stop and make one. I am off to check out the tutorial thank you!

  11. Marsha says:

    This is so very pretty. Guess I'll be getting that pattern.

  12. mangozz says:

    Absolutely love this runner! Your fabric choices are perfect. I am going to check out my stash right now. Thanks Lorna.

  13. Bright cheery and festive, perfect. The next table I get will not be round.

  14. Vera says:

    Oh, it looks so pretty in this festive combo! What a pretty finish!

  15. Ioleen says:

    A very nice piece of eye candy. The colours made me smile.

  16. LJ says:

    I really love this. It's such a great pattern – thanks for the tut you shared eons ago. I think I must not have been following you then cuz I don't remember the runner. Merry Christmas.

  17. Rachel says:

    Lovely! I really like the colors, and all the winter words in the background are fun. Off to check out your tutorial!

  18. Lisa J. says:

    I'm always amazed at how fast you whip things up Lorna. It's very pretty!

  19. Joan says:

    Gorgeous design! Love it! I'm adding it to my list.

  20. Lara B. says:

    The real version is even better than your mock up Lorna! I popped over to Etsy as soon as I saw it!

  21. Bec says:

    Beautiful table runner! Thanks for sharing. 🙂

  22. SarahZ says:

    This is wonderful! So happy you get to play around on a whim once in awhile too! I hope to be back to the Lets Bee Social next week!! Fingers crossed!

  23. Anonymous says:

    This is really pretty as a runner!

  24. Kristin says:

    Super cute! And the green is the shade that Pantone picked for the color of the year! =O

  25. Ruth says:

    so perfectly Christmassy. Really like the frehsness of your colours too.

  26. Margo says:

    Absolutely gorgeous! I always wondered about EQ — afraid of it really! Love the table runner! Quilting Momma