Friday, 16 December 2016

{Another} Stepping Stones Christmas table runner



At the Let's Bee Social this last week, I shared a mock up of the Stepping Stones block in red and green. And that was it,....  I just had to make one two!


I was so inspired while playing around on my EQ7, in laying this out in a Christmas themed colourway.... And got right to work, making the first runner for my mom using prints, which you can see here. I hadn't even finished the first one, when I found myself planning the next one made using solids!





I had a hard time choosing three reds because I didn't want to go too pink, but still wanted contrast. It was easier choosing the three greens.







For the backing I used the same fabric that I used on the Santa's Reindeer door banner I made last year, which can be seen here. I love this fabric mostly because of the cute deer. And the pops of red from those fat red cardinals!




I quilted using plain white thread on top and in the bobbin. And am so pleased with how this runner turned out! It reminds me of peppermint Poinsettias





This runner will be a Christmas gift for my MIL.






This second "Stepping Stones Christmas" table runner finished at 13" x 43"
and was the 16th use of my 2nd edition of 100 labels
ordered from Ikaprint.










There is a free tutorial for this Stepping Stones block here.
And the block pattern has been added to my shop here.


The block finishes at 10" square
and the pattern includes instructions for making the block
using a single colour, two colours, or in multicolour.






I have a feeling this won't be the last Stepping Stones table runner I'll be  making....






Linking up to Finish it up Friday with 

Amanda Jean of Crazy Mom Quilts








And a Farm Report:


Orphan Andy is now 6 months old.





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20 comments :

Ariane said...

It's beautiful! This is a wonderful gift!

The Cozy Quilter said...

Very pretty runner! A great gift! I love it with the solids and the prints!

Michele T said...

Ooooh! This is so pretty as poinsettias... I have to make these for Christmas (next year!!)

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

it is a neat looking table runner in a way almost "delicate" looking

Little Quiltsong said...

What a special and beautiful Christmas gift. It is so pretty!!
Orphan Andy looks very well cared for - love how he is peeking out at you :)!

Jo said...

What a bright happy runner. Love the backing fabric...

Daytona Damsel said...

Very pretty. I like the contrasting shades, they add a lot to the runner.

Carole @ From My Carolina Home said...

So pretty, Lorna! Such a versatile pattern.

P. said...

That's beautiful, Lorna! Thanks for the link to your tutorial.

Ioleen Kimmel said...

Beautiful gift. It's on my "to do" list for next year.

legato1958 said...

Oh how festive and beautiful! I love the fabrics... both front and back!
I do want to make myself one of these someday!
Thank you for this beautiful way to make Poinsettias!
Merry Christmas, Lorna!
Susie

Karen said...

What a perfect Scandinavian style runner--just perfect for my daughter next Christmas!

Bente-I like to QuiltBlog said...

Hi Lorna.
Your tablerunner is so beautiful, what a wonderful gift your MIL will love it!
Bente

Rosemary B❤️ said...

Lorna, I have been so bad at commenting but I read and read your posts all the time they come in. This past half dozen months has been really hard on my heart.

This table runner is beautiful
Everything you make and share is beautific.
Your mother in law is lucky to have you
Happy Christmas
Love ya dear

Colleen Potter said...

beautiful runner - I had wanted to make a christmas runner but have just been too busy ! I only got as far as buying some fabric !
I salute you ! My farm report from Saskatchewan sounds something like this... bloody cold !! it's -32.5 C right now and I have no idea what the wind chill is

Vera said...

Looking good Lorna! Enjoy the upcoming holidays :)

Sabrina said...

Uuuh, this is beautiful. I love the quilting very much.

Kate said...

A gorgeous table runner. Love the colors and that backing fabric. Perfect for the holiday!

Diana @ Red Delicious Life said...

This is just stunning as a holiday table runner! I definitely want to make one, or two as well! So beautiful! Happy Holidays Lorna!

Stephie said...

It looks wonderful in festive colours Lorna, one lucky MIL! Awww, and look at lil Andy in the snow, so cute! x