Hello friends! I have been enjoying our Christmas break. It’s so nice to sleep in and not deal with 6th grade math problems everyday! I haven’t even been doing my normal Christmas baking or Christmas cards. I scaled down on the gifts, too. And it’s been so much more relaxing. I think I’m going continue this trend next year, too.
And normally I’m a big control freak about decorating the Christmas tree, but I did in fact even let the kids decorate the tree without my supervision. A pretty big feat for me! Which probably explains why our tree was lit up in red, white, and blue lights. It honestly looked more like we were celebrating the 4th of July but really, who cares! I was having my own fun… <grins>
Wanna see one of the little projects I’ve been working on? This the Christmas table runner I made for my mom. There was a lot of seam ripping, hair pulling, and even the tossing of an entire pinwheel quilt block, but in the end, it all came out just fine!
I used a 5″ charm pack and some crisp white cotton to make the quilt top.
The fabric is called North Woods by Kate Spain. For the backing and binding I used North Woods – Rosemaling Cranberry yardage. I think the fabric line is based off the song, “Partridge in a Pear tree” because there are pears in this line of fabric! It’s such a cute collection of Christmas fabrics.
I machine quilted the layers together and hand stitched the binding on the back.
I made some coasters to match the table runner but I forgot to photograph them!
This was a fun and fairly quick project to put together. It only took me about four days from start to finish. I still have lots of charm pack squares left over, so hopefully I’ll get around to making myself a table runner out of the leftovers soon, too!