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Sunday, July 28, 2019

Jingle Table Runner

Sunday was certainly sewing day here today.  After Robin cooked Sunday breakfast of bacon and scrambled eggs, I did a few chores and got on with the job of finishing up my Christmas table runner top.  Santa had to gather up his reindeer while they were enjoying munching on the grass.

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The reins have now been stitched on the reindeer so Santa could control them while he goes on his merry way on Christmas Eve.

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Here are the stitcheries added to the centre section, enjoying the winter sunshine out on the patio table.  My runner turned out a little bigger that the pattern, as I already had some wider strips of Christmas fabric cut, and didn’t want to trim them down .  It all worked out OK in the end.

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So that’s the top completed, I’ve made a pieced backing, using up some more festive fabric, and prepared the binding.  All I have to do now is sort through my crate filled to the brim with wadding pieces,and hopefully find something the right size.  Then I can pin the layers all together ready to quilt.

17 comments:

Maria said...

Jingle Bells looks fabulous...
I often piece wadding too. Great way to use up bits..

Nancy J said...

The reins are really the best, love it all/

Gretchen Weaver said...

Cute tablerunner. Happy Stitching!

Deb A said...

Beautiful runner! So glad Santa has those reins to control those reindeer on Christmas Eve!

Julierose said...

Loving how this table topper turned out--so cute with those reindeer "reined in"-- lol
hugs, Julierose

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

that is cute - I have some Christmas designs that I want to do up in several table runners too - I need to remember to get some red thread and draw them on the cloth and stick in the camper this fall to work on.

Karrin Hurd said...

What a cute table runner, I love the stitchery!

Deb said...

I just love this table runner, your stitching is lovely and those reins and the sleigh is just beautiful. Happy Stitching.

Quilter Kathy said...

Good that Santa got the reindeer under control again!
Enjoy your hand stitching today!

Carla A Few Of My Favorite Things said...

Very cute indeed!

Tired Teacher said...

Well done! You're making wonderful progress on your UFO list.

CathieJ said...

I love your table runner. I am glad Santa was able to rein in those wayward reindeer.

Sheryl said...

Hi Jenny wow this runner is going to be so cute i love the stitcheries that you have done,beautiful work my friend xx

Little Penpen said...

What a cute runner! I ordered some reindeer stitchery patterns from etsy a few days ago. I'm also looking forward to cooler weather for stitching more!

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

Love your table runner. I guess it's never too early to start Christmas stitching!
xx, Carol

Karen S said...

Doesn't this look gorgeous all put together. Well done!

Janice said...

The runner is coming along famously. I love the rich fabrics you have chosen.