Creating a home by hand.

Quilted Santa Table Runner Finished

I know I haven’t been posting as much lately. It’s that time of year when I’m busy working on making Christmas gifts and of course, those can’t be revealed until after Christmas. I do have some recipes that I want to get posted and hope to get to those soon.

But I also have another reason why I haven’t been updating my blog as often as I usually do.

I’ve been working on finishing my novel. I’m writing between 4 to 6 hours per day and by the time I get finished each writing session, I’m pretty much tapped out creativity wise. Even my Christmas gift making list is taking longer than I thought it would because right now I’m giving so much energy to my book.

But I do finally have a finish that I can show you. This table runner has actually been almost done for a couple of weeks. It just needed to have the white buttons added to the top of Santa’s hat. I finally remembered to pick up the buttons last night when I had to make a quick trip to Fabricland to pick up a spool of thread and some zippers for another project I’m working on.

Photo of Santa Table Runner

The quilting on the table runner is simple straight-line quilting 1/4″ away from the seams.

Here’s a close-up of the applique Santa with a white button pompom on his hat.

Close up photo of the Finished Santa Table Runner

(I used Thermoweb 17-Inch by 5-1/4-Yard Heat’n Bond Lite Iron-on Adhesive (<affiliate link) to fuse the pieces of the Santa to the background fabric.)

I’m so pleased with the way this turned out, especially since this is the first time I’ve done applique by hand. I’m looking forward to using this come Christmas time. I think it will be the perfect addition to our table on Christmas Eve!

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  • Vickie Horsfall
    September 26, 2013 3:44 pm

    I love this quilted runner, especially the button on Santa’s cap! I want to make a Christmas table runner, and you have inspired me. Have fun creating the wonderful gifts you are making. ~ Vickie

  • marilyn
    September 26, 2013 8:17 pm

    Such a cute table runner. You have had long days with your writing – hope it is going well.

  • Mary
    September 27, 2013 2:39 am

    That is ever so cute and the button is perfect.

  • Luba
    September 27, 2013 7:27 pm

    Oooh! Such pretty, even stitches in your hand quilting! Very cute runner!

  • Amy, a redeemed sheep
    September 28, 2013 11:49 am

    Ohhh…A novel! Good for you!

  • Kate
    September 28, 2013 6:21 pm

    I love it!

  • wendy
    October 3, 2013 8:06 am

    That is so fab I had to pin it! I love the Santa. I’m quite excited about your book too… can you tell us anything about it?

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