Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Pretty blues

One last Christmas craft post. I managed to put this table runner (using mostly Moda Porcelain range blues) together on Christmas Eve (with Carl, Romily and Granddad out of the house for the morning) and stitched the binding down on Christmas Day. I quilted it with wavy lines across the width - they look very effective with the slightly curved edges of the strippy piecing - and they had the added bonus of not having to tie in any ends! It's for Granddad's companion Robina. He delivered it to her upon his return to Bendigo. I haven't heard whether she liked it yet, but Granddad remarked that the fabrics I'd chosen perfectly matched Robina's fruit bowl - so I'm guessing it's now on display in her home!Granddad seemed to love the one I made him - he commented that it would match his decor perfectly. Hoorah!

And still with my head swelling from my new-found fame (hahahaha), the photo and story about our special Christmas visitor will be published in a forthcoming edition of Talking Birds. What a laugh! I am a micro-celebrity in the world of twitters!


A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Love the colours you have used in the table runner! You did well to whip it up over Christmas eve! Best wishes for New year!

Emma said...

Lovely work! Very clever with the quilting, too!