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.