When I cut up the Christmas panel, I made three sections. The large wreath on the left was finished into a wall hanging, and you can see that process HERE. The smaller sections with the pine cones and greenery were finished into table runners. Each one was treated differently, so today, I’ll show the first runner.
Once again, I cut the sections to even numbers plus 1/2-inch. Both of the runners began at 22-1/2 inches long and 6-1/2 inches wide.
I cut the first border for it at 1-1/2 inches wide, and sewed it on all around. Now the runner is 8-1/2 x 24-1/2, still even numbers plus a half inch.
I made the next border a simple checkerboard from just two fabrics, a white snowflake tone on tone, and a green floral. I cut long strips 2-1/2 inches wide, then sewed them and cross cut at 2-1/2-inches to get the squares in rows. I then added an outer border cut 3-1/2-inches wide, following the Fibonacci sequence 1-2-3.
Loading it on the longarm, I used a dark red print for the back, and cotton batting.
I selected a golden taupe Glide thread this time for the top, and Bottom Line for the bobbin.
The pantograph is the same one as before, Christmas Bells and Holly.
Quilting goes very fast on small projects. Once again, I like that the thread color blends with the colors in the piece, and gives the white background areas a bit of interest.
Binding is the same fabric as the backing, a darker red print that blends well with the front. I made the binding, and did a test fit to be sure I didn’t end up with seams in the corners.
An afternoon of hand stitching while watching football, and it is done.
So there is the second piece from the panel. The third one will be a bit more involved, and I’ll show it next week. I think I’ll put this one in my upcoming sample sale. I need to purge some things out of the house.
Are you sewing for the holidays? What are you working on now? There are two slots still available in next Thursday’s Virtual Quilt Retreat – click HERE to see details and sign up.