Tuesday, December 30, 2008

My Mom's handmade Christmas: tablerunner and treeskirt

My mom saw my tree skirt and wanted one too so this is what I made her for Christmas.

She gets a table runner and a tree skirt! I should have sent these to her at Thanksgiving, but I didn't even know she would like them then. She can use it next year!:)
The tree skirt is 3' square and the table runner is approximately 5 feet long.
I have another table runner in the making for me which did not get done in time for Christmas this year. That is okay because it will be ready for next year!

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Edited to add:
I was inspired to make the tree skirt by this tutorial over at crazymomquilts. I changed the size of the blocks to make them bigger, sashing, and the layout, but the construction of the blocks and the rest of the quilt (binding, hole in the middle) was made utilizing her helpful tutorial. This inspired the tablerunner as well. I also made one for a table top tree for me here.

12 comments:

APA said...

I love the table runner and tree skirt, very much. The white gives a certain subtle beauty to the brighter red and greens. Beautiful gifts. I know your mom will enjoy both next year.

It's fun to click on the pix, enlarge them, see the details, especially the quilting as that's what's on my mind these days. WOW! Look at all you've done! I'm amazed and excited.

Hope you've enjoyed a wonderful Christmas time and know a safe & happy new year!

QuiltedSimple said...

I love these - very pretty. And your Mom will love them next year - what a treasure! Happy New Year!
Kris

jacquie said...

beautiful! it's great to get things ready for next christmas and put them away to bring out next year. you are on it!

bearbear said...

How beautiful, beautiful, beautiful! I know your mother was just thrilled. Can't wait to hear what she says. In fact, I may just email her and tell her I saw them. Did she cry when she got them? Hope all of you had a wonderful Christmas together!

SewAmy said...

it is so beautiful. Love your quilting, it looks like it took forever to do. WOW.


ps. what is sew connected?

Dionne said...

That skirt is awesome!! You've been so busy this year, it astounds me.
Cheers,
Dionne

Karen said...

Audrey, they both look nice. I think I am going to have to start on handmade Christmas decor for next year - now!
Karen

Stephanie D. said...

Oh, she'll love this all over again next Christmas! Seems every year I pull out something I "forgot" was there, and get double the enjoyment.

Rita said...

They're beautiful! Lovely presents! Have a happy new year, Audrey!

Amy @ Park City Girl said...

Beautiful! I love the simplicity and the fabrics that you used :)

Lori said...

beautiful!!!

Mattandme said...

Those are fantastic! Can you do a tutorial for the tree skirt? pretty please??? :)

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