Wednesday, November 21, 2018

New Christmas Tree

A Christmas tree table runner that is.  Friday, Wendy and I went to a quilt shop meeting in the Cities where I got to meet blog buddy Nancy.  It's always fun to meet a fellow blogger in person!  The shop Nancy works at had a meeting called the Quarter Inch Club.  We got to see new stuff from Market and show and tell, it was so fun.  The shop has gobs and gobs of samples hanging around, so much inspiration.  That is where I found the pattern for this Crazy Christmas Tree runner.


The pattern is from Karla Alexander at Saginaw Street Quilts published by Cut Loose Press.  Anyway the pattern was adorable and I had to get one made right away.  But in the process of wanting to use only red and green for the trees I messed up and didn't cut quit right and if I cut another set of them I could end up with 2 runners almost identical. So that is what I did, pieced two of them on Monday and quilted them this morning.  I put the binding on one of them right away, got photos and listed in my Etsy shop.  Within 15 minutes it sold!!!!  So I hurried and bound the other and got it listed. 


I chose to keep the quilting simple and get a great texture with my standby hook swirl. It was so refreshing to be making something so different and new to me!!   



I'll leave you with food for thought-pun intended!!  But seriously don't you think these guys should be hiding out and not right in front of my house!!  Ok I admit this was a couple weeks ago before we had snow on the ground.   HAPPY THANKSGIVING to all of you.  I am so very thankful for all my blog readers and commenters!! 




26 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness, I love this! I have almost all of Karla's books, she designs such fun things. I really must get this pattern but didn't find it on her site, so I'm off to search!

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  2. What a great runner for Christmas! I love this one. So glad you had a fun visit. Happy Thanksgiving to you, too!

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  3. 15 minutes! Wow! I think this pattern should be a staple for your table runner shows. It's beautiful!

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  4. Beautiful Christmas tree runner. Two more sleeps and I get to put out the pineapple snowman runner I got from your shop.

    Those turkeys are funny. They aren't one bit afraid of the scarecrow either.

    Happy Thanksgiving!

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  5. such a cute table runner and those wild turkeys how cool - we used to have some in our backyard but I haven't seen them in years.

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  6. Oh, I love this pattern! I wonder if she sells the pattern digitally, I'll have to check it out. I need a pattern for Christmas placemats and this looks like fun!

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  7. Oh, I'm so glad you made it and it sold so quickly! How fun is that?! I think the four of us need to crash the Quarter Inch party again sometime! Boy, that is quite a few visitors in your yard!

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  8. Hi Vicki! What a fun and cute runner. I can see why it was snapped up . Of course, the fabrics are spot on cute and HOW COOL to get a two-fer. Sweet. Get that second listed now - quick like a bunny or turkey or deer hopping away from the hunters. You are definitely one of my blessings!! Happy Happy Thanksgiving to you and your peeps. ~smile~ Roseanne

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  9. Congrats on a 'speed of light' sale on the runner! I can certainly see why it sold...its a fun and beautiful runner!

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  10. Somehow I am not one bit surprised that runner sold so quickly. I think you are getting quite a following at your Etsy shop! Love those wonky trees. It's super cute.

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  11. Those wonky trees are cute as can be! Happy Thanksgiving, Vicki!

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  12. You have a great eye for patterns, Vicki! And alternating the red and green makes these trees even more festive. No wonder it sold so fast :)

    Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!

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  13. Ohhh! Sew cute!! Sew fast!!! Love your quilting, girl! They turned out so sweet. I'm not surprised the first one flew out of your shop. Great job not letting the moss grow under your feet!

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  14. Karla is awesome, her designs are always fun to make! Congrats on the fast sale!

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  15. That's a great looking runner! Thanks for linking it to the creator, because I'm going looking for it. I hope you aren't too frozen to eat dinner tomorrow! Happy Thanksgiving!

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  16. Lucky you! Hanging out with Wendy and Nancy had to be fun. And, it looks like you got into a little trouble too - I love that runner!

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  17. Great runners! Great quilting design for these runners! And I like seeing those turkeys in your yard!

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  18. Waoo Awesome design. Merry Christmas to You and Your Family..........! Merry Christmas Messages

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  19. Your runner looks amazing. I can see why it sold so quickly!

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