Guess what is in the new complementary issue of Through the Needle?
My Holiday Table Runner featuring my Holiday Bouquet line for Blend Fabrics.
It is really simple to piece and really fun to quilt.
I fussy cut the ornaments using my ornament print from the line, but you could also make your own as a template is included in the pattern.
I embellished the piecing with embroidery stitches on the Bernina 780 using Aurifil thread.
The stippled in the background of the central panel to make the flower motifs pop! For the quilting used an Aurifil 50 wt. white cotton in the white areas and So Fine in muted green and red in the colored areas.
One note: There is a small mistake in the pattern as printed. It is pretty obvious, but just so you have it here it is… You need to cut 4 (1-1/2” x WOF) strips of the ladder rail fabric rather than 4 (1/2” x WOF strips) to yield 4 (1-1/2” x 30-1/2”) rectangles.
You can download the pattern here. If you sew up something fun please send pictures!