Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Day and Night Christmas Table Runner

This is my Christmas Table Runner made at the "Quilting in the Country" Quilt Retreat. My teacher was Carla Carpenter, who teaches quilting classes for Eastern Arizona College. She is an amazing teacher. I really appreciated her knowledge and her help. I hope to take more classes from her in the future.
It was made with the Eleanor Burns pattern, Day and Night. It appears very hard to make, but is actually strip pieced using Eleanor Burns normal techniques of making an easy quilt look hard.

This is a closeup of one square. I would try to explain how each square is made, but it took Burns a whole book to explain it. Never the less, it was relatively easy.

This is a much closer look. Notice my gold metalic thread. I loved the look it made, but I had trouble with the threads breaking. Please click on this picture to get a closer look. The metalics really stand out if you do. It was hard to capture the metalic sparkle of this table runner on camera. It is really sparkley in real life.

Here is the back. You can see the quilting better with this view.

The room was dark because of an overcast sky, so I had trouble getting a better picture. It is actually very bright and colorful.

This was an amazing pattern to make. I love this table runner.


quilteddogs said...

Really, really nice.

Mary said...

How pretty! I love complicated blocks that have secret ways to strip piece them.

Fran and Nicola said...

Lovely, Christmas will look all the better for that on the table.

Geta Grama said...

Wow, I love your Christmas quilt ! Beautiful fabrics and great pattern !
A few years ago I made this pattern too, but in the hard way...

Mary said...

Hi Colleen,
I have seen this pattern and a quilt made up but only your choice of colors and fabric has inspired me to want to make one! You did an excellent job and the gold metallic does give it extra sparkle!


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