Monday, November 8, 2010

Christmas Tabletopper and Runner

Here is a tabletopper I finished quilting and now have part of the binding sewn on ready for stitching.  I do my binding two sides at a time and don't use bias.  Have done it so long that way and probably will continue to do so.  I have done continuous binding a couple of times but seem to prefer this.  What is your favorite way of applying the binding? 
I really like the way the back looks - it shows up better than on the front.  This time I used the #60 thread and the knots on the back don't pile up like the thicker thread.  Wish I had become more comfortable with machine quilting years ago but I'm glad I am able to do what I do now.
This is a work in progress with more of the Christmas fabric from Moda and Joann's.  It will be one of at least two tablerunners.  The green background and the very top one with candy like circles came from Joann and the rest is Moda.  How about that for a blend.   Sorry the picture is a bit fuzzy when it's enlarged - must have jiggled the camera or had it on a wrong setting.   (Click to enlarge)

9 comments:

Janet said...

The back of your quilt is just as pretty as the front. Such a cute topper. Love the new Christmas fabric--can't wait to see what you do with it. Christmas fabric is so much fun.

Leslie said...

Ok, smarty pants, now you are an expert machine quilter as well. Whatever!!!!!! That table topper is just wonderful and I agree the back is just as artistic. You are the girl, Carol.

Vicki ♥ said...

Oh wow!! I love your table topper and am in awe of your quilting! So beautiful...you really are a clever lady Carol :)

Funoldhag said...

I kind of cheat - that is the pattern I do most of the time!!

Jewels said...

Gorgeous as usual Carol - hope to see it tonight? Cheers

Stray Stitches said...

I love your tabletopper. If I could quilt like that I would be doing it that way all of the time - just can't get comfortable with it. Yours is gorgeous.

Pokey said...

Your quilting is beautiful! thanks for the background shot. I love the circle piecing, too.
:-}pokey

Norah said...

Are you bringing any of these to Chicago? I have a runner from a previous Christmas but we have plenty of places to put more!

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Karen said...

Love the tabletopper and the back is beautiful! You can use it both ways.