Saturday, December 1, 2012

All is Merry and Bright...

I love decorating for Christmas!

I couple of weeks ago my parents and youngest sister visited our little farm.  
We really enjoyed spending time with them.
One of our fun day trips was to an Antique Mall.  
We found these cute little vintage salt and pepper shakers.  
They remind me of a set of kissing Mr and Mrs Clause my family had when I was growing up. 
Awww... they are so cute!

See that bright and happy table runner?  

My Mom made the top for my birthday last year.  
I worked on it and had it almost finished before their visit.  
I love how it turned out. 
Do you want to make one too?

Snowball Table Runner

For the Table runner you will need:
1 holiday charm pack
1 yard white fabric for blocks and back
1/2 yard for binding

The table runner is made up of snowball blocks.  
Mom said that she used 2 inch squares of the white fabric to make her snowballs.  
If you need a tutorial check out this site.

I quilted the table runner using big stitches around the the snowballs.  
I like the way it created a secondary pattern. 

I then used a straight grain stripe fabric for the binding.  

I am so excited to add these fun decorations to our little farm house.
I hope your holidays are Merry and Bright!


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  1. My mom has those shakers!! I LOVE them-they are my favorite Christmas ones. I clicked on your link BECAUSE of the shakers in the picture :) Great job on the table runner!

  2. Cute topper and I love how you quilted it!

  3. Yep, that's a real nice Christmas runner :)

  4. What a sweet and memorable post; my Mom had candles she made out of wax and left-over milk cartons. Your post made me think of them. Happy Holidays! Kathy

  5. My Mom made candles out of old milk cartons and wax; your post made me think of that. Sweet. Thanks, Kathy

  6. Great table runner! Love how cheery it is.

  7. Great table runner! Love how cheery it is.

  8. Gorgeous Christmas Table runner!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  9. Love your Christmas runner. I'd love to make one, there is such an art to combing fabrics & of course quilting. Visiting from drop by & enter my giveaways if you like!

  10. What a beautiful Christmas table runner and your little Santas are so cute! Thanks for sharing.
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  11. This is so cute! I love how you did the quilting, it adds so much.