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{Another} Stepping Stones Christmas table runner

Posted on: December 16th, 2016 by Lorna McMahon
At the Let’s Bee Social this last 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 two!
I was so inspired while playing around on my EQ7, in laying this out in a Christmas themed colourway…. And got right to work, making the first runner for my mom using prints, which you can see here. I hadn’t even finished the first one, when I found myself planning the next one made using solids!


I had a hard time choosing three reds because I didn’t want to go too pink, but still wanted contrast. It was easier choosing the three greens.




For the backing I used the same fabric that I used on the Santa’s Reindeer door banner I made last year, which can be seen here. I love this fabric mostly because of the cute deer. And the pops of red from those fat red cardinals!



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 Poinsettias!



This runner will be a Christmas gift for my MIL.

This second “Stepping Stones Christmas” table runner finished at 13″ x 43″

and was the 16th use of my 2nd edition of 100 labels
ordered from Ikaprint.



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 have a feeling this won’t be the last Stepping Stones table runner I’ll be  making….

Linking up to Finish it up Friday with


Amanda Jean of Crazy Mom Quilts

And a Farm Report:


Orphan Andy is now 6 months old.
Keep On Quilting On!


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20 Responses

  1. Ariane says:

    It's beautiful! This is a wonderful gift!

  2. Very pretty runner! A great gift! I love it with the solids and the prints!

  3. Michele T says:

    Ooooh! This is so pretty as poinsettias… I have to make these for Christmas (next year!!)

  4. it is a neat looking table runner in a way almost \”delicate\” looking

  5. What a special and beautiful Christmas gift. It is so pretty!!Orphan Andy looks very well cared for – love how he is peeking out at you :)!

  6. Jo says:

    What a bright happy runner. Love the backing fabric…

  7. Very pretty. I like the contrasting shades, they add a lot to the runner.

  8. So pretty, Lorna! Such a versatile pattern.

  9. P. says:

    That's beautiful, Lorna! Thanks for the link to your tutorial.

  10. Ioleen says:

    Beautiful gift. It's on my \”to do\” list for next year.

  11. legato1958 says:

    Oh how festive and beautiful! I love the fabrics… both front and back!I do want to make myself one of these someday!Thank you for this beautiful way to make Poinsettias!Merry Christmas, Lorna!Susie

  12. Karen says:

    What a perfect Scandinavian style runner–just perfect for my daughter next Christmas!

  13. Hi Lorna.Your tablerunner is so beautiful, what a wonderful gift your MIL will love it!Bente

  14. Lorna, I have been so bad at commenting but I read and read your posts all the time they come in. This past half dozen months has been really hard on my heart.This table runner is beautiful Everything you make and share is beautific.Your mother in law is lucky to have youHappy ChristmasLove ya dear

  15. Colleen says:

    beautiful runner – I had wanted to make a christmas runner but have just been too busy ! I only got as far as buying some fabric ! I salute you ! My farm report from Saskatchewan sounds something like this… bloody cold !! it's -32.5 C right now and I have no idea what the wind chill is

  16. Vera says:

    Looking good Lorna! Enjoy the upcoming holidays 🙂

  17. Sabrina says:

    Uuuh, this is beautiful. I love the quilting very much.

  18. Kate says:

    A gorgeous table runner. Love the colors and that backing fabric. Perfect for the holiday!

  19. This is just stunning as a holiday table runner! I definitely want to make one, or two as well! So beautiful! Happy Holidays Lorna!

  20. Stephie says:

    It looks wonderful in festive colours Lorna, one lucky MIL! Awww, and look at lil Andy in the snow, so cute! x