Sunday, December 5, 2010

a run to a runner

You Bloggers and your ideas, now you've done it!
First I had to get rid of my valentine runner in October by making something for the fall. Now I need something for the holidays!
While I was picking out prints for the Advent calendar a few weeks ago, I pulled out a few three inch squares to make a runner for the coffee table.
Since this is all left-over stuff I pieced the batting out of scraps I had on hand and they were all a bit puffier than I would have liked, requiring a bit more quilting (so the coffee cups won't tip over). Actually, this is one big mug rug since I can't seem to get my husband to use a coaster or a saucer.
I tried quilting the tree shapes with some glittery thread. That required larger stitches than I am used to doing which was a challenge. I was hoping taking the picture outside would show those sparkles but anyway you can see my tiny garden bed and the last of the lantana.
Am I doomed to make another runner after the holidays?


  1. Well after the holidays it will be time to put your Valentine runner back out but shortly after that you'll need a spring one. :) I've tried to do some quilting with gold sparkly thread and it frayed horribly. I hope yours was easier to work with. It looks great! blessings, marlene

  2. I don't know about "doomed", but I think this one is very pretty! The quilting looks wonderful, and I love the simplicity of the pattern!!!

    ~ Ronda

  3. When did you sneak this one in? Was it all hand stitched? I could make out the Merry Christmas and Happy New Year messages but I think I am missing something all the short edges. You are very quick. Beautiful quilting as usual.

  4. I think you certainly have some ground to make up in the spring/summer area of huge mug rugs. Having seen this in person yeaterday, I attest to the fact that the picture doesn't do it justice.

  5. Wow that looks wonderful. I love the quilting on it!