Friday, June 14, 2013

Ready for Christmas

I finished it! Now I’m ready for Christmas.  Well, not quite, but I do feel quite accomplished.

I bought this fabric and pattern in September of 2010. I pieced it together in January of 2011.  And then it sat in my sewing room for more than 2 years!  What was holding me up on finishing it?  Simply that I didn’t have the ‘right’ border fabric. Sometimes it’s the silliest things that hold up a project, isn’t it?

Well, after waiting for so long, the Moda fabric I wanted was out of print (of course) and I couldn't locate any more.  I ended up searching through my stash and came up with what I think is the most perfect fabric.  It’s a dark lime-green with a quilt-like swirl in it, and it matches up nicely with some of the green within the center of the table runner.

I cut out and added the border and got it quilted the same day. Then I added a fun candy-striped edging for the binding, and wa-la! I’m ready for Christmas.


I’m linking up with Freemotion by the River’s Linky Tuesday, Richard and Tayna’s Finish It Friday, Crazy Mom Quilts' Finish It Up Friday, Quilt Story’s Fabric Tuesday, Sew Happy Geek’s Manic Monday and last, but certainly not least, A Lovely Year ofFinishes!

Now to finish my Autumn table runner. Guess I’m a little behind on my seasons!



  1. Looks great. I like how you quilted the packages. And the striped binding is perfect!!

  2. THat is really a cute table runner Barb!

  3. Too bad you have to wait until December to use it! That is completely adorable. What a great job you did choosing the fabrics and your quilting is perfect for this design. I love it!

  4. super festive!!!
    the quilting is fantastic...

  5. I love how you finished it. Great color and the binding is perfect. Nice quilting too.

  6. Oh my.....Christmas already!! It turned out really nice. You did a wonderful job on it. Thanks for sharing with us. :)

  7. You can never be too ready for Christmas - good for you! This is cute and I'm certain that you'll get lots of use out of it; your border fabric is perfect.

  8. Congratulations with your pretty finish! The binding fabric really goes well with the other fabrics!
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  9. Yes, that green is the perfect frame for your cute topper! Love those swirls of quilting too.

  10. Looks like you "finally" found the perfect fabric for the border, it is beautiful! Did you quilt it on a long-arm machine? Thanks for sharing.
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  11. Merry Christmas! I just love your darling quilt. Your green is the perfect shade but the binding really sets it off!

  12. The perfect post to rejuvenate under our Christmas Tuesday Archive theme Barb! I also liked seeing it on the "frame".


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