Thursday, November 26, 2009

Table Runner

Happy Thanksgiving!

Today (and everyday), I am thankful for so many things - my healthy and happy children, my husband, our friends and family (and friends who have become just like family!). I am thankful for our safe and warm home that feels so very cozy.

I am thankful that I have found this wonderful quilting and crafting hobby that makes me so happy. I am thankful for people who organize wonderful projects that I can participate in that make my heart happy - like Margaret's Hope Chest, where together we have made 500 quilts for homeless children this winter! I am thankful for other crafters who share their projects and inspire me every. single. day.

I'm thankful for people like Alison who share their knowledge with free tutorials. I made this pillow a few weeks ago, using Alison's instructions and I loved how it turned out. I've been wanting a table runner for our dining room table (although it's more often a sewing table than a dining table...). Since I loved this tree so much, I decided to use that inspiration for a table runner. And finished it just in time for our Thanksgiving feast today!

Tree one...

Tree two...

I free-motion quilted all around the trees with off-white thread to match the fabric.

It's bound in red, which happens to match our cloth napkins just right.

I hope you enjoy your Thanksgiving with loved ones!


Kelly O. said...

looks gorgeous! happy thanksgiving!

twin fibers said...

great job on the table runner!! :)

Donna said...

That is such an amazing use of Allison's tutorial! What a beautiful holiday table.

Mrs Tina said...

Beautiful table runner!
What size table is it on and what size is the table runner?

I am trying to decide what size to make a table runner for my son's dinning room table and this one looks like the sizing I am thinking of doing.
Mrs. Tina


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