The Modern Quilt Guild of Ireland's Christmas Table Runner Swap is posting at the beginning of next week. Wanting to avoid a last minute panic (not pretty), I got my skates on last weekend and I'm all ready to find a plastic envelope and write the address on. Would you like to see what I made before I parcel it up?
Okay, but first you have to sing along for a few seconds (tune: 12 days of Christmas, starting at day 3). Here goes,
In the run up to Christmas
My partner sent to me
Four wonky stars
Two abstract trees
And a mill-i-on seams that she'd pressed!
Okay enough singing and yeah, I don't know what happened to 'three' either! ;-)
So after that nonsense, here's the runner for real:
I think it fits well with the likes/dislikes of my partner. I felt like Santa checking that list and checking it twice in case I missed the bit where she said "no Christmas fabrics please" or "only red on pain of death". But she was quite easy on me really.
I got a bit carried away with the angled shots because I actually really love this runner a lot and would happily keep it if my partner isn't fussed.
All my planning and maths worked out a treat and I even managed not to mess up a partial seam that I couldn't avoid (try as I might). The full measurement is about 36" x 15". I finished it off with one of my favourite prints from Kate Spain's 'Joy' collection as the binding - others of her prints are in the trees - and a wee bit of outline hand quilting.
It was a real pleasure making this runner for my swap partner and when she finds her name under that wee bit of paper up there I do hope she'll enjoy it!
The swap includes sending a small tree decoration, so one of the little houses I made and showed you last week is destined for the parcel too.
Fingers crossed this will be happy mail for you partner!
Thanks to Sarah for organising the swap too!