Yet again, another wonderful day spent in the classroom at In Between Stitches with a fun group of talented quilters working on Holiday Treats Table Runner by Laura Nownes. Here is my first version of Laura's pattern. I've made several more and given them all away.
It is very easy to change the length of the table runner by the number of packages. It is a great pattern, well-written, and easy and fun to make. So much fun that it is just like potato chips.....you can't
eat make just one!
I had a full house in the classroom yesterday and we had an explosion of Christmas fabric on every table.
After a bit of instructions, packages and bows started appearing.
You know me, I was lusting after several of the plaid fabrics in the room!
Marie decided to use her legs to layout her packages! This was just too funny and had to be captured for posterity.
Beautiful packages graced the wall in the classroom.
Along with Gingerbread men and hearts.
The group will become experts in the buttonhole/blanket stitch when their packages are completed.
Then we started laying out the center sections along with the packages to get an idea on what the final table runner would look like.
Mary dropped by to display her finished runner. She cleverly used an apron panel for the center section.
At one point in time during the session, I just stepped back and enjoyed seeing all of the fabrics, the packages and the beginnings of beautiful projects and friendships. I also just listened to all of the chatter, laughter, the sharing of ideas and inspiration. That is what quilting is all about. Thank you ladies for such a wonderful day.