Monday, December 26, 2011

Glad of Heart

Christmas is the season for kindling the fire of hospitality in the hall, the genial flame of charity in the heart. –Washington Irving

I hope that everyone had a lovely Christmas and that you all got everything on your wish list. I've had a very nice few days. I got the last of my Christmas sewing done Saturday afternoong and then headed to my family's party. We ate and exchanged gifts and visited and had a wonderful time. Sunday morning we went to church with my mom, dad, two of my sisters and their families. My sister, my twin-ten-years-younger, played her violin with the choir. She did such a beautiful job and I was so glad I got to go. We finished Christmas off with a relaxing afternoon at home, with the Little Bugs bouncing from gift to gift to gift, enjoying playing with them.

This is my last Christmas table runner.

It is a bit busy, but I absolutely love how it turned out. I quilted each of the hearts a little bit differently. This is the center heart.

Here is the heart on the left

And this is the heart on the right. I love these patchy hearts and am definitely going to use them again.

Here's a closer look at the quilting in the borders. I had so much fun putting this runner together.

I was going to post this on Saturday, but just ran out of time. Getting to the party seemed more important than blogging. So, I hope you'll indulge me in one more Christmas song. I think it is my new all-time favorite.

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My 2011 Finishes


Pamela said...

Your work is simply beautiful. I love the colors you used on this runner. My daughters sang with my husband in the Christmas service. I sat there feeling so blessed. Then, three of the sweetest kids in the world sang. Of course Grandma might just be a bit prejudiced!

Paulette said...

I completely *heart* your quilting on this table runner, Elizabeth! It's fun and swirly and altogether awesome. Lovely!

mom said...

It is so fun to look at your quilting over and over again! you do such a beautiful job! I can hardly wait!
I like that Christmas song now too.
I got two Christmas CD's on Christmas eve that I have been listening to all this week!

Angie said...

Just a heads up...I may be stealing your scrappy hearts idea for a project I am stewing on. ;)

Richard Healey said...

An amazing quilt. I pined this one so that I can show my wife. She is a heart happy type. Will have to add this to the bucket list as a thing to follow.

Anonymous said...

Where can I find this pattern? I LOVE yours... The colors, the quilting, the design... All adorable! Please tell me how I can find the pattern to purchase? Janet

Kathy Wheeler said...

Love it! I am looking for a project to make with hearts. I would love to buy the pattern. Can you help me?

Elizabeth said...

Kathy, I can't contact you because your e-mail is not visible on your comments and your profile is marked private.

xo -E

Anonymous said...

elizabeth, i am in love with this runner. could you help with where to find the pattern? i could probably figure out the piecing, but sometimes patterns have ways to make it alot easier than guessing.
thanks! Melissa

Eileen Hubl said...

I really like this heart table runner. Could I purchase this pattern from you?