Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Christmas Table Runner-Finished!

I worked on this little runner over the weekend! 
I got the whole thing quilted and decided to try my hand at machine binding again. 
I did a lot better on my machine binding this time and I was pleased with the way it turned out.  

I had a lot of fun quilting this runner.  By the end of the runner, I was really getting the hang of the paisley design.  I really felt like doing the paisley design was more natural for me than doing the stipple design.  It looks really difficult, but you are honestly just shadowing over and over the same shape.  I also liked the fact that I knew exactly where I was going next when doing this design.

Is it bad that I almost like the back of the runner better than the front? ;)
It is so fun to look at the back and see the quilting pattern so clearly.  
I really like how fun and bright it turned out and I can't wait to display it during Christmas!

Are you working on a Christmas quilt or project? 
If so, I would love to see it! Just post a link to your project in a comment! :)

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15 comments: said...

I really love how this turned out..I can't wait to try it..;o)

Cherish said...

Cute Lindsey! Love the quilting. I wish you lived closer. We could get together and sew!

Deborah said...

This is lovely! Fabulous quilting!

ChristaQuilts said...

This turned out great! Your quilting add so much great texture and I love your photography too :-)

Janine @ Rainbow Hare said...

This runner is lovely. Your quilting is gorgeous :)

Celine said...

Your runner is gorgeous. Visiting from I Quilt Thursday

Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation said...

this is a really pretty table runner and your quilting looks amazing! The back really does show it off well!

I'm so happy you shared at Needle and Thread Thursday!

:) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

Joanie's Trendy Quilts said...

Wonderful Christmas table runner Lindsey! Fabulous quilting on it!

Gemma@prettybobbins said...

Whole cloth backs are always fun :) your quilting is lovely! Thanks for linking up :)

Dee said...

Beautiful quilting and such ahoy colors for the holiday! Great job on staying with the quilting! I'm working on a snowman basket for my MIL. Here from Quilt Story!

Sewing Mom said...

Your quilting looks awesome! I have fabric I bought to make a tree skirt last year, but it's still sitting...too many other project to finish first. =(

Books_Bound said...

What a cute table runner! I love the quilting--the paisley is beautiful, but intimidating to me! However, maybe I'll give it a shot, just to see if it's as easy as you say. :)

Myra @ Busy Hands Quilts said...

Lovely quilting with the paisley design. I need to try that out.

Paula@TheSassyQuilter said...

Love the fabrics and you know I am into triangles right now:) Perfect for the runner. Might have to try this one:)

Live a Colorful Life said...

Beautiful quilting--I would want to stare at the back too, if I had been able to accomplish that!