For December, I wanted to make a holiday themed table runner. I couldn't decide on what kind to make. Poinsettias, gifts, birds, trees, and so on. Those things really didn't seem like what I wanted to make. But then, I thought of ornaments! Ornaments seemed like they would be fun to make.
I had the perfect sparkle and snowflake fabric in my stash.
I started with making some circle blocks.
For this, I started with a 6 inch purple square and two 2 1/2 inch white squares.
I cut the white squares diagonally.
Then I placed the triangles over the purple square as shown. The triangles point over the edge about a 1/4 inch.
I stitched down the triangles and trimmed off the extra.
Then pressed it open. I had to trim it just a tiny bit to get it squared up.
I made three of these blocks in different colors.
On each block I added a 1 1/2 inch by 6 inch strip to one side of each. This helped offset the blocks so they didn't line up in a straight line.
I added 1 inch strips between the blocks and a white and blue border all around.
I had to make them ornaments, so I needed to add ornament tops and hooks. I thought I could just embroider them on.
So I tried. They turned out horrible.
Yep, horrible. So they got ripped out. Unless I pulled the whole thing apart or started over, I didn't think it was going to work.
I am not one to leave a project undone. So I decided to finish it anyways. BUt now it is just sparkly circles instead of ornaments.
For the back, I pieced together some more sparkle fabric.
And quilted it in a meandering swirl.
I put it all together and this is how it turned out. It doesn't look anything like ornaments. Maybe it could be a birthday table runner. I really wanted an ornament table runner, so I made another one!
Check out the next blog post for how to make the Second Ornament Table Runner.