Monday, November 28, 2011

Christmas Quilt Show Begins Today!


Huzza! Today is the day we've been waiting for! (Well, some of us have, anyway!) The Christmas Quilt Show begins today at SewCalGal's blog . . .

Be sure to go by there and check it out! There are lots of fabulous prizes to be won, and lots of inspiring quilted projects to admire!


Here is my entry --- a hand-quilted tablerunner! I created this from a mix of Christmas and Mary Engelbreit fabrics, and created large nine-patch blocks. I set them on point, and then stitched some fancy stitching on the seams and edges. See?

It is quilted with swirls and stars in the black background areas, and then the holly leaves and berries at each end are appliqued. You can take a closer look, but don't be too judgemental --- this was one of my very first projects, so be gentle, OK?



I backed it with a green candy cane fabric, and brought it around to the front for the binding.  I wish that I'd had a brighter day to make my photos, but hope you can see it alright.


I hope you like my Christmas quilted tablerunner! Have fun checking out all of the other entries in the show!


Love,



57 comments:

  1. This is a gorgeous table runner. Love the fabrics you have chosen and the stitching looks very effective. This will look great for Christmas.

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  2. I do like your table runner, and love the holly applique and stitching. Great job.

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  3. Your table runner is beautiful!! The added applique holly is just the perfect touch.

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  4. Such a great tablerunner! Love the holly!

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  5. Adorable!!! I love the little holly berry edges =D

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  6. How lovely Jacque! =) Thanks for sharing.

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  7. Oh my gosh, your table runner is so beautiful. I love your quilting. I'm not able to hand quilt but when I see projects like yours, I certainly wish I could...lovely. Hugs...

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  8. What a great runner. Very dramatic.

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  9. Beautiful work - thank you for sharing.

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  10. a great runner! love the fancy stitching around the blocks!

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  11. Beautiful runner!! i like the berries! Hugs

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  12. I really think that your table runner is so sweet. Love the quilting too. Good job!

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  13. wonderful job on the table runner. Thank you for sharing.

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  14. That table runner is adorable!! Love the ME fabrics!

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  15. Great Christmas Table runner! Love hopping around seeing everyone's quilts!

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  16. I'll bet it looks gorgeous on your table too. Nice job.

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  17. Very cute table runner that will be enjoyed thru your holiday season.

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  18. Very pretty runner! That's about the size project that I'm going to tackle...I'm a newbie and that's about all I think I can handle at this point! LOL

    Hugs,
    Pam

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  19. Your table runner is beautiful.

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  20. It's very cute! I can't wait to try my hand at hand quilting someday.

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  21. how pretty is that..pretty nice I say

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  22. The dark background sets it all off so well, lovely

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  23. I am a fan of tablerunners.
    Cute.

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  24. It's terrific - Mary Englebright is fun stuff. :D

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  25. Very pretty!! Love your color choices.

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  26. Very cute tablerunner. It will be a an added beauty to any table.

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  27. Lovely tablerunner! I love your use of the Mary Englebreit and Christmas fabrics and the fancy stitching! Nicely done!

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  28. very very pretty! inspires me to spend a bit of time doing the same thing!!!

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  29. Great looking table runner. Love the fabrics and the hand stitching is wonderful.

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  30. I love Mary Engelbreit fabric...you did a wonderful job! :)

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  31. Lovely table runner. So different with a dark background.

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  32. Great job! The quilting is gorgeous! Simple design but the added touches make it special!

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  33. Very nice. Love the table runner.

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  34. It's a sweet table runner. The hand quilting and blanket stitching give it an old fashioned look.

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  35. Gorgeous! I especially love all the fancy stitches :)

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  36. Thank you for sharing your wonderful quilt with us! Happy Holidays!

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  37. Your hand quilting is impressive :-)

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  38. wow, that was handquilted?! stunning!

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  39. Beautiful tablerunner! Thanks so much for sharing it!!

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  40. Lovely table runner! I like the fancy stitching ;)

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  41. Your quilting and other stitching is amazing and I love the colors. Thank you for sharing.

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  42. Hand stitching!! Love it.
    SallyKingemail@gmail.com

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  43. Love the little stars you quilted and the binding is so sweet

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  44. I love table runners. Your hand quilting adds the perfect touch.

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  45. Lovely tablerunner... I am making my first one right now :)

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  46. So pretty! I love ME fabrics!
    Vickie

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