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Christmas Poinsettia Quilted Table Runner

Posted on: February 3rd, 2017 by Lorna McMahon


It’s beginning to look a lot MORE like… Christmas!
This is my third finish using the blocks in the free Have A Jolly Little Christmas quilt along. You can read all about that free quilt along here. This block is Christmas Poinsettia and the instructions are scheduled to be posted on February 25.
I really wish I could make all the projects I have in my head…. This is how the Christmas Poinsettia block would look as a quilt made using 9 of the blocks.
When it came time for quilting, I went with my usual organic wavy lines. I used Ghost White Magnifico thread by Superior Threads on top and plain white Guetermann in the bobbin. I used to do A LOT of quilting in white. And the beginning of this year will have a lot again.



The backing is Winter Garden by Susan Winget for Steele Creek Studio, which I found two years ago at I fell in love with this print and bought it when it was on sale. I bought A LOT. So you’ll be seeing more of this too. Sound familiar?


The striped binding is Winter Celebration by Sandy Lynam Clough for Red Rooster Fabrics and is a nice match to the reds in the backing. Those spots on the stripes are actually silver. And these fun stripes make me think of candy canes!


The “Christmas Poinsettia” quilted table runner finished at 16” x 42″
and was the 17th use of my 2nd edition of 100 labels
ordered from Ikaprint.


This is the third project I have made using the blocks designed

for the Have a Jolly Little Christmas” quilt along.

The first project I shared was a Have A Jolly Little Christmas sampler quilt made using a variety of blocks, which can be seen here. Last week I showed my second project here, made using a Holly & Berries block design in repeat.


The free colouring page has been downloaded over 2200 times already!

Are you quilting along?

Don’t forget…

You can link up your progress posts and social media posts here on the bottom of the quilt along page!
And for those of you who can’t get enough Christmas….
Those who are too excited to wait for the next block instructions….

Have a look at this Instagram post by my friend Karen of Run Sew Fun. She is not only talented… She is such a clever quilter! Karen has chosen to include blocks from my other free quilt along – Ugly Christmas Sweaters – as both quilt alongs use the same size blocks!!! Interested?!!! Check out the Ugly Christmas Sweaters quilt along here.


It is NOT necessary to purchase the pattern in order to participate in either of these Christmas themed quilt alongs, but if you would prefer the convenience of using a printable pdf pattern, the Have a Jolly Little Christmas Collection; which includes all 15 designs and the Ugly Christmas Sweaters patterns are both available for purchase in my pattern store here.


Linking up to Finish it up Friday with

Amanda Jean of Crazy Mom Quilts


Keep On Quilting On!


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12 Responses

  1. Nancy J says:

    I do like that runner, and the shade of green is so pretty.

  2. BobbinGirl says:

    Can't wait til February 25, that table runner is gorgeous !

  3. Beautiful Poinsettia blocks! Love how your sweater block fits in with your other Christmas blocks. We love our Christmas Sweater Quilt – it gets pulled out for those Sunday afternoon naps – or as my son calls it – his appointment :)!

  4. Vicki in MN says:

    I am really liking your runner today, can't wait to get the pattern later this month!

  5. Unknown says:

    Waiting for the pattern. Excited to start it.

  6. Christine says:

    Hi, Lorna. I loved seeing your beautiful quilts in person last night. Way to go, girl!Trust you arrived home safely. The drive to Cookstown was clear all the way.Christine

  7. Ioleen says:

    Another item on my to do list. Love the runner.

  8. Your table runner is so cute and it WILL be Christmas again before we know it……yikes!

  9. Alice says:

    Thank you for all the great ideas for using the blocks. Wish I had a lot more time. Hoping to get my mittens done this weekend.

  10. Elaine says:

    YOur bindings are SO PERFECT!!!!! Great to see you last night!

  11. I do so like this . I just know I'll end up joining in and catching up

  12. Looking great. It's beginning to look like Christmas here as well — it's snowing. Sure hope we don't get a lot of snow.