Christmas Challenge Completed

My November goal for ALYoF (link up #8) was to complete a Christmas challenge project for my guild, the Tasmanian Modern Quilt Guild.

For this challenge, we had to use the three non-traditional colours of grey, red and aqua to create a Christmas item using a technique demonstrated at our monthly meetings throughout 2015.

I chose foundation paper piecing to create a Christmas table runner.

My first (and third) block was a paper pieced star block – actually a “flower” – a free pattern from shop martingale.

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I used some lovely Christmassy grey background fabric combined with Amy Butler Lark, Cotton and Steel basics and Studio RK Fusion Garden Geo Splatter.

My second block was a complicated snowflake block – a free pattern available on Craftsy.

I was a bit worried as I was piecing this block that it wasn’t going to work out. There were many pieces involved!

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But, thankfully it did!

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The three blocks were put together,

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and backed with some novelty owl Christmas fabric.

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I kept the quilting simple by outlining the main shapes in each block.

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So there it is – my completed November goal and a new project ready for my table this Christmas!

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Now to think up a new goal for this next busy month of December…

Deb 😉

 

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10 thoughts on “Christmas Challenge Completed

  1. Wow, I love your table runner!!! Way to combine a flower (makes a great star!) and a snowflake to get gorgeous!!! I’m going to give that snowflake a go and see how mine turns out!! Congratulations on meeting your November goal!

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  2. That runner is superb, very elegant, there’s a lot of precise work in it, beautiful sharp points, and just love the colour scheme. Very well done Deb, you’re very creative. love from Heather XXOO

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  3. That is a beautiful Xmas table runner Deb. You are very cleaver.
    We can’t wait to have Xmas lunch with you and your runner. LoL H&A

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  4. It’s glorious! I love ape ripening. That snowflake block would have intimidated me, too! Congratulations on accomplishing your festive Nov. goal! Now to enjoy it!

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  5. All your beautiful work is absolutely meticulous deb – how you continue(effortlessly!!)to present these gorgeous projects is beyond me -your modern christmas runner will take pride of place on your family table love mum xoxo

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