Sunday, 20 November 2011

O Christmas Tree, O Christmas Tree...

It`s been raining and really quite cold here all day.  It  feels like the Sundays I grew up with.  The perfect weather to get my modern Christmas tablerunner finished.  Just in time.


I really wanted to straight line the runner with echo quilting, keeping the top `clean`, but I always have to complicate matters for myself  and this time it was adding a big star to the centre of the back.  It is 16 inches square and doesn`t really line up with anything.


I thought of removing it and having a plain background but after putting a photo of it in the flikr group people seemed to like it.  So I plumped for some random free motion quilting.


The binding is Souq Screen in Sand from Moroccan Mirage by Kristian A.Howell. I appliqued a little Fatima`s Hand on the back to remind my partner that the runner was made in Morocco.


Just coming in under the wire with this one.  It`s been a fabulous swap to be involved in - the participants are incredibly talented and everyone goes beyond what is required to try and come up with a design which their partner will like.  All overseen by the lovely Susan who has been a huge support and hasn`t lost her sense of humour. I see a bright future for our Susan.

Now I just have to whip up a little ornament and this one will be mailed off.  It has a long journey ahead of it.  Or has it?


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32 comments:

Sheila said...

Great job Annabella, your partner is very lucky.

busybusybeejay said...

I just love that.Wonderful!

Julie said...

I am in love with this!

Leanne said...

It's beautiful! Maybe it will come to Canada.

Mommarock said...

This is wonderful!

Catherine said...

I really hope its destination is a little place in Essex where jam is made....! Its stunning and the quilting is fabulous: well done

Pat said...

It looks awesome! Your partner's going to love it!

Little Island Quilting said...

Oh dear, big bad boss won't have had a good time then ;-)

nicolette at dutchcomfort said...

You’ve done such a great job! Love it to pieces!

Archie the wonder dog said...

It's fabulous! Lucky partner!

susan said...

The runner is absolutely brilliant, Annabella. I love it and your partner, whoever that may be, will love it too! Love the Fatima's hand addition. And thank you for the lovely compliment!

b78ayers said...

I fell in love with this runner when you first showed progress pictures and it's on my "to-do" list for this season. You did a wonderful job and your partner is very lucky!

aracne said...

This runner is lovely, the idea of the star in the back is a very good one. Always so full of creativity, aren't you?

Sarah said...

This is flippin' gorgeous! Hope it might be coming my way :-)

Manda said...

Looks fantastic!

Ellie said...

Oh your lucky partner - it looks wonderful.

tusen said...

Looks great. I love the fabrics you've used.

Jessica said...

This is just gorgeous! I never considered using Terrain for Christmas fabric but it looks fabulous :) You're partner is super lucky!

Flying Blind... said...

The quilting worked brilliantly - I love it xxx

Rebecca Lynne said...

Congrats on such a beautiful finish! I love that Fatima's Hand on the back...such a lovely touch. I am sure your partner will be floored!

Sarah said...

Beautiful! I personally am hoping your runner has a long trip ahead of it... to Iowa, USA perhaps???? Could I be that lucky?!! LOL I love this!

Leanne said...

Love your christmas runner- it looks beautiful!

Quilter in the Gap said...

Well it turned out amazing. I am glad yours is done. I, on the other hand, will be stitching like a mad woman to meet the deadline of the 23rd and even that seems slight unrealistic at times. I have the binding to hand stitch down to 5 more circles, buttons to cover, button holes to make and then it will be done....UGH!!! I am terrified it will be late and it has a looooooooong way to travel. My poor partner.

Carla said...

I love it all! Your partner is going to love it too.

Heather D. said...

What a wonderful Christmas runner! Love it.

Katy Cameron said...

It's beautiful, love the quilting you did on it

Rebecca said...

Beautiful!

jhopes70 said...

it such a wonderful
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Helen in Switzerland said...

Love it Annabella - you did a GREAT job!!

diane said...

Somehow, I missed this post. This is so beautiful and your quilting...stunning. I'll just come to Marrakech and take a lesson from you. Or maybe I'll meet you in England for Christmas shopping and FM quilting lessons.

Elizabeth said...

Loved this design.....and the hand of Fatima too.
Your hat is now in the mail and it will get to you before Christmas
inshallah!

UteV said...

I love the Christmas runner, is there a pattern for this?