Christmas Rose ~

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Here’s another finished project ~ a simple table runner ~ (for sale in my Etsy shop) from my leftover scraps of Christmas fabrics. 

For the quilting, I kept it simple.  There’s basically an echoing, soft, rosey-type pattern, as it circles around the center of the rose-log cabin center.

And of course, you’re probably tired of hearing me say it, but I use King Tut 40 wt cotton in white for the top thread, and matching white in the bobbin, using Masterpiece 50 wt cotton from Superior Threads.

And I stayed with the swirls for quilting the outside border fabric, as any detailed quilting wouldn’t show much on this light fabric, unless I had chosen a bright red quilting thread, and in my mind, that would have served to distract from the cabin rose pattern.

And… {no surprise here!}  I finished it with Razzle Dazzle Thread in the outside edge in the binding ‘stitch-in-the-ditch’ style. {You KNOW how much I love my #39 clear embroidery-couching foot}  Well, I love couching of any kind. Except, well, I’m not much of a couch potato!!  

Have a great Wednesday!  And I {still} have some items to give away… just haven’t had time to use them and prepare reviews.  Soon!  {I hope!}

Best to y’all!

Comments 7

  1. Beautiful runner, and the title immediately brought to mind the old carol that starts "Lo how a rose" and there my memory fails me … The melody will be in my head the rest of the day, maybe the words will return later 🙂

  2. It's lovely, Leslie! I know you've shown the Razzle Dazxle done in the ditch like that before. I tried out a stitch in the ditch foot and keep meaning to order one. Do you do a completely machine stitched binding or do you hand stitch it down in the back?

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