Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Santa is coming table runner!

Hi everyone!

I hope you are all having a wonderful day.

I know I said I would have another tutorial for you today,
but I just didn't have time to finish it.
I have to work a 12 hour night shift tonight and
I needed to get some sleep before I go in.

I did finish the table runner though.
So, I will show you those pictures.
This is my original design.
I hope you like it. I used the GO! Isosceles triangle die to make it.
This was more difficult then I had imagined.
I had to rip a lot of seams out in order to get it right.
That's why it's taking so long for me to finish the tutorial.
I had to make sure that I was going to be able to show you a way to get the triangles together without pulling you hair out like I did.
This will definitely be an intermediate pattern.




I really had fun with the quilting. The Santa faces are appliqued with fusible web. I used free motion quilting to stitch them down. I like the technique of quilting the fusible web appliques down, instead of stitching them before the quilting is done. This way you only sew them once and it's done. I used fabric from my stash to make this. I have another Christmas project in mind to bust more of my Christmas stash. The GO! Cutter is really helping me use up some of my fabric stash. I love that!!!

Well, don't forget about the GO! Cutter giveaway, on my previous post. Make sure you leave a comment on that post for a chance to win. I'm loving all the comments. It just brings a smile to my face knowing that I'm part of the process of giving a free GO! Cutter to someone. Thanks to Accuquilt for giving me this opportunity. It's just been so much fun.

Well, I have to get ready for work now. I need to leave by 6 pm. So, off I GO!

Hugs

Ariane

28 comments:

SarahVee said...

Great table runner, Ariane. Your free motion quilting on the Santas is perfect. Love the beards. Have a good shift at work.

Amy said...

What a creative idea Ariane! I agree that your fm quilting on those beards is the perfect touch.

Paula and Mel said...

I love the runner. Those Santa's are adorable.
Now, sleep well.

Regina said...

So cute and creative! Good luck at work tonight. Sounds like a LONG evening!

SewCalGal said...

I hope you were able to get some sleep before you head off to your 12 hour shift. I have had those schedules before...really takes an effort to plan out your day, to ensure you get sleep, food & play time in.

Love your santa table runner and am eager to make one with your pending tutorial. {Thanks}.

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

handmadehappiness said...

all the ripping out was well worth it.... your runner is ace ace ace xx

retdairyqueen said...

Just love both the table runners

Cindy said...

This is great, Ariane. How fun !!!

Hope you have a good night at work. Rest.

Stormy Days said...

Cute, cute, cute. I love his beard.

Michele Pacey said...

Very pretty design! I really like the triangular Santas! That's pretty cool Ariane! Nice work!

AMKreations said...

It's amazing and I concur, the free motion is awesome, the beards immediately caught my attention! Great job.

Sandie ~call me crazy said...

Very cute Ariane! Love his beard! :-)

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Ariane that is just gorgeous...your quilting is stunning....long shift...

WoolenSails said...

That is a really fun pattern and great way to use the triangles.

Debbie

Sara said...

SO CUTE ARIANE!!!!! The faces are so perfect and I love the shape of the whole runner:)

Lovie said...

Love the table-runner. And the quilting in the face is great.

Marian said...

I love the way this runner is angled. It's so unique!

Catherine said...

This is so cute ArIane. You've done a beautiful job and i would never have guessed you had any problems. Have a good night shift!

orchidlover said...

That is so cute

Love and hugs Gina xxx

Quilt Hollow said...

So adorable!!

Quilt Rat said...

Absolutely LOVE the way you chose to quilt this. Great fun!

Poppyprint said...

Wow, that is so adorable!!! Your quilting is really, really amazing. I love how you swirled Santa's beard and hair, the trees are perfect and the border is great, too. I hope you're really proud of this pattern Ariane - it's so original and cute!

Quilts And Pieces said...

Oh your santa table runner is Adorable! It may have been a headache at first to make but I love it!

Quilts And Pieces said...

Don't know if my last comment saved or not, pc hiccupped! Anyway if not I just wanted you to know your Santa Table runner is Adorable!!!

a good yarn said...

I just love the quilting on this project - especially Santa's beard. Triangles are always a challenge but you have made a terrific projects Ariane. Well done! Ann :-)

Stitched With Prayer said...

The Santa table runner is delightful!!! Thank you so much for sharing.

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

I absolutely love them. What a cute idea and a great way to use the cutter. I have a pattern sort of like this a friend gave me. I love this idea.

Lori said...

The table runner is adorable!!!