Monday, August 15, 2011

Sewing Christmas


It's hard to believe that we are on our eighth month of "Sewing Christmas".  I can't even begin to fathom that Christmas is only four months away.  I'm excited to share with you this month's project.  It's a table runner that I made from blocks of a quilt that I never finished.  Four of them, with sashing and borders make a nice size runner.


My blocks measured 12 1/2 inches to start so it was a good width to begin creating with.  I thought of all the things that are coming up this year.  Many of us have weddings in the family.  After brainstorming I chose, "To have and to hold, from this day forward...With this ring, I thee wed...".  I printed out the words on my computer and traced them onto the fabric.  I used Cosmo two strand floss in brown (love this floss, by the way).  The runner is quilted in a grid pattern following the lines of the blocks.


This runner can be used for the bridal shower, on the cake table and then given to the bride with the date of the wedding and all the fun info, placed on the back.  She can use it every anniversary for years to come.  It would also be fun to make in a baby theme.  The possibilities are endless.  If you have a Christmas gift idea you would like to share, please follow the links below.  Blessings!



Joyfully,

13 comments:

  1. Absolutely gorgeous! You are talented that is for sure.

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  2. Renee it is beautiful. I just ordered cosmo threads. This is certainly on my to do list. I will be back to post my pics as soon as I up load.

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  3. Your work is amazing my friend..I always leave here totally inspired...xoxo HUGS

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  4. Such a great idea to use orphan blocks and in an item that will be cherished for many years to come.

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  5. Renee, these are so beautiful, I absolutely love this idea! I have some weddings coming up at the end of the year so I might even have time to get some done:>) Thanks for the idea!

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  6. Beautiful quilt and such a wonderful idea for a gift.

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  7. I love this runner! So sweet and romantic!

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  8. awwww...this is so pretty and what a grand idea that they can use it for years to come....and if they do not really like it, I bet one of their mothers would just love to keep it until they mature into it!!!!

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  9. That's a beautiful runner, love the colors and such a lovely idea.

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  10. It looks lovely, Renee. I especially love your choice of colours :) Happy crafting, Jenny

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  11. Oh no! I missed it. I thought Sewing Christmas was next Monday. Darn, I had a post for it too. Oh well, I'll use it next month.
    Your table runner turned out great. Love the idea and the embroidery on the border. Great idea and use of block you already had.

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  12. Absolutely precious Renee! What a dear gift this will make. :o) I have stopped my Christmas sewing, only momentarily, while I get my barrings with the new school year and new normal around here. Can't wait to get it all going again. :o)
    Have a super day!
    love ya, Trish

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