Welcome to my day on this fun hop. Have you checked out the previous days, and gotten inspired? Feeling a little cooler after seeing so many great projects? Christmas in July is fun to celebrate, and anticipate. And get the list of possible projects started.
Here's my table runner project.
I LOVE fancy ornaments, as well as home-made and quaint. My tree mixes it all, because that's what I love. When I saw this embroidery collection on Embroidery Library, I wanted to make them.
I also had this fabric with beautiful blue and cream ornaments so picked a creamy tone on tone snowflake fabric and started up the embroidery machine. I used Aurifil 40wt in shades of blue. I love how it looks. I kinda sorta started this maybe 2 years ago, when I was still caregiver for my mom. (She's doing okay, in the nursing home now, but I haven't been able to see her since March 10). It got set aside for a while. I wasn't sure what I wanted to do with the embroidery and fabric, and had so many ideas. But that was then, and this is now. Get it?? lol. I have been spending this year trying to get more finished, and clear up some UFOs. This blog hop came at the right time.
I decided to just allow the embroidery to stand out. I trimmed them to square, cut 3 squares of the printed fabric, and stitched it in a row. I often have something special in the center of a table runner, but realized that may be where people put flowers or another centerpiece, and maybe it was better to put the embroidery blocks out of center. I added borders to make it about 15 by 50".
I loaded it on my Handi-Quilter Amara with Prostitcher, and did the cross hatch around the embroidery with Aurifil 40-3 thread, in cream. I quilted snowflake designs in the other squares and the border. I think it came out pretty! I will be binding it soon, but there are so many "end of month" deadlines, this had to be put off again.
I love how it replicates vintage fancy ornaments, but has the more modern blue, silver and cream colors. Then and now.
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