I took part in a Christmas Block Quilting Bee this time last year but due to too many problems etc I pulled out. I had several blocks so this year I decided to make them into a table mat which I featured in a previous post and today I finished my very first table runner using some more of the blocks. I was going to make a quilt but felt that several smaller items would be on show and used more.
Our table does open out but so rarely do we do that I thought that making it fit the table for everyday would be a better idea.
I put a poinsettia block in the middle, I have another picture of this but blogger will not let me post it! Typical.
The table is usually pushed against the wall so our Poinsettia sits at one end and helps to keep the runner in place.
I made my own binding and for once it went on correctly first time and I used some more Christmas fabric for the backing.
This has taken several weeks to make and is one of my biggest OPAM finishes. I can not believe that it is nearly another year gone by. I hope that OPAM 2012 will run as it certainly motivates me to make even on those days when I feel to tired as I always feel better after a sewing session. Best tonic sometimes at the end of the day.
I still have some blocks left so I am going to look into making some mug rugs next.