Friday, March 1, 2013

Hexagon Christmas table runner

The Hexagon table runner was one of those WIPs that I was so happy to be working on, that turned into a UFO really quick. I actually finished all the peices for this quilt back in Nov 2010.

hexagons for christmas table runner

I just didn't feel confident enough in my free motion quilting skills to tackle it. I mean I was going have to attach all these hexagons down.

hexagons

When I bought the kit for this project, the lady who demoed that patterned used invisible thread and her machine to applique them down and that was my plan too.

hexagon table runner in progress

Then I had to FMQ around all the hexis and the thought of that was just scary. Could I really control my FMQ that well that I didn't just run over the darn things? And what pattern to choose. After a few years practice I was ready to go. I choose to do the same "paisley" design that I used on my zigzagged quilt, which had been the plan since the pretty early on, I just didn't have the skills to do it. It didn't turn out perfect this time but at least it went well. I only ran over one hexagon in the process. 

Christmas hexagon table runner up close

Then attach the binding and sew on some buttons.

Just about to start binding my hexagon table and runner.

Then my table runner was complete. And way before Christmas too. 

Finshed hexagon Christmas and table runner.

Quilt Stats:
Name: Hexagon Christmas Table Runner 
Size: 24" x 34"
Fabrics: French General Lumiere de Noel 
BindingFrench General Lumiere de Noel
Pattern:  Flower Garden Gathering Pattern - But the pattern has changed a bit since I bought it,  they added more hexis to the pattern. 
Quilting: by me, paisley and a border design from a book that I enlarged to fit my space
Started : July 2010
Completed: February 2013 


I bought this as a kit and their starter epp kit  from Cotton and Chocolate at the Long Beach International Quilt festival. From the kit I still have enough hexagons to make a couple pillows. Luckily I thought ahead, like back in Nov 2010, when I finished all the hexis originally to buy some background fabric for the pillows :) 

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PS. Sorry for the not so great pictures at the end. My camera is still in the shop so I am only left with my smart phone for picture taking. I will fix the pictures as soon as I get my camera back. :)

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10 comments:

  1. Oh yes, a lovely Christmas project! March is my Christmas project catch-up I think. I really love how your runner turned out, very good job!

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  2. That's really cute, Jenniffier! :)

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  3. hey, that's pretty! Love the hexi flowers sprinkled on the background.

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  4. It looks lovely. Good on you for finishing it!

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