Monday, December 2, 2013

Christmas Runner - Fun Poinsettia


It was time to make a Christmas runner and the perfect pattern appeared on Jenny Pedigo's blog called 'Fun Poinsettias'. I love Jenny's curved patterns all done with the wonderful Quick Curve ruler. The pattern is free, easy to follow and quick to make. 

There is a Flickr site - The Fun Poinsettia Pool - where you can upload your finished projects. I can already see a few popping up on IG and FB in festive fabrics.


As it is a gift and I am not sure of the recipients decor, I used the beautiful neutrals found in Robert Kaufman's Quilters Tussah and bound the runner with Laura Gunn's painters canvas in an icy blue. To complement the binding I used Aurifil #2085 50wt cotton thread for the background quilting and #2000 for the poinsettias. The poly/wool wadding gives a lovely loft and emphasises the quilting patterns.


The backing is a print I picked up from Spotlight last year. It has that Scandinavian feel to it.




8 comments:

  1. Just Gorjus xo I love that its neutral, I cld see it fit anyone's decore.ive orderd my ruler and cannot wait to make mine! Its going to be hard to gift it!!

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  2. I saw this pattern on Jenny's blog yesterday and then saw yours and thought "Hey! I know that table runner!" lol I was curious to know if it was tedious at all. So thanks for sharing. I am sewing the binding on Jenny's Metro Rings quilt pattern today! So excited to have it on my sofa for Christmas!

    The quilting on yours is so pretty and flows beautifully!

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  3. this is really pretty, I love the neutrals and the blue binding and the back is wonderful, it can be used on both sides. You did a lovely job with the FBQ. I have to go and get one of those rulers so I can try my first curved piece. Thanks for sharing.

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  4. love it in those neutral colours...
    Hugz

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  5. It's lovely. Your quilting is beautiful!

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  6. What a pretty runner. I like the "motion" in it. You are very generous with your quilt giving from the last post. They are fantastic and I'm sure that the teachers were very happy.

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  7. What a perfect gift. I can see this being used all year long. I really like the blue binding.

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  8. I love the muted colours of your table runner. It's really beautiful!

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