I am doing a private swap with a friend and we are making each other Holiday Table runners. despite the fact we have never met in person, we have similar tastes- even down to colors…. so, I made her something I would like to have on my Holiday table.
|Left side, front|
|Right side, front- hum, that doesn't look like the rest of that wild and crazy table runner|
|3-D Mod tree with hand knotted embroidery "lights"|
|The back, in one of my favorite Holiday fabrics.|
Holiday table runner for Whitney
I forgot to measure it, but it's 14 x 42, more or less (her table is black- I think this will really stand out- especially with the white binding)
Pattern- remember what I said- none, nada: random quilting cottons pieced from my scrap bin in reds/oranges/yellows (leftovers from the Starburst Block Quilt) with inset lime "slashing" in Michael Miller Ta Dot fabric, bound with Michael Miller Fairy Frost (I didn't take a close-up but it's sparkly) and backing fabric: Sheri Berry Designs, 12 Joys of Christmas (I have no idea what the other 11 are, but I sure like this one). The 3-D tree was inspired by an ornament I saw on line, forgot to bookmark and cannot find again. But, instead of pinning the folded 2" squares onto styrofoam I made them into a tree, and because this will likely get washed at some time in it's life, anchored them to the table runner with embroidery floss in yellow, making little "lights".
It's asymmetrical, and original and totally me- I also hope it's something Whitney will like as well.
And here is a parting view- from my Holiday table to yours!