Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Gift Revealed

Last week I said I was working on a little Irish Chain gift and here it is! A little table runner for a friend's Christmas birthday (yesterday). The center stars were inspired by joulutortut; (recipe here), a Finnish Christmas treat. The squares are 1.25". I quilted on the diagonals, in the ditch between the two green borders, and around each of the 13 little stars. This was definitely a fun project and I think it's found a good home!

29 comments:

May Britt said...

This was a beautiful table runner. Love the colours. Only a few days left before christmas and I have accepted I can't finish one of the presents I was supposed to give. But his birthday is in february so he will get it then.

Cynthia said...

that is a very nice table runner.I'm sure your friend is happy with it. I know i would be LOL.

Evelyn aka Starfishy said...

Those are tiny pieces you were working with - the end result is really beautiful!

Cheers!

Evelyn

Pam said...

How fun this table runner is, your friend is sure to enjoy this! I love the red "peppermint" binding.

The Calico Cat said...

Very Pretty!

carolyn said...

that's a lovely gift!! i am working on a whole quilt of those stars, the quilter's gift companion book calls them 'friendship stars' i am doing them in batiks and brights.

Angie said...

What a lovely tablerunner! I would love getting it for a gift! :) Happy Holidays, Hedge!

Libby said...

Your runner is as cute as can be -- a perfect gift.

Debra Spincic said...

Adorable!

Deb Geyer said...

Lovely!

Fruit Jar Nicky said...

That binding is greatness!!

Helen in the UK said...

Love this tablerunner. Great colours and use of the friendship star block :)

Doodlebug Gail said...

Oh wow, how beautiful. Goodness, what small pieces! I love how you cut the binding on the bias - very pretty. Lucky friend!
Gail

Ms. Jan said...

How sweet this is! I hope the recipient was pleased with it!! Darling!

Alena said...

what a lovely table runner, I am planning to make a table runner myself and I seem not to have enough time... but this is a serious inspiration...
have a wonderful christmas, hedge!!!

Linda_J said...

That turned out really cute! Something that can be used more than just at Christmas too.

Sandra said...

Great tablerunner!

dot said...

Very nice. Your friend must surely love this gift.

Suze said...

Wonderful Irish Chain and the Friendship Star is just the right touch.

The Carolina Quilter said...

So pretty--I say every year it's going to be an all handmade Christmas and every year I find myself standing in line at the stores waiting to whip out my debit card!

Pam said...

Oh, so cute and it does look just like the pastry. Since I don't often bake I will have to wait until one day a go to Finland to taste them - LOL

Kim said...

Sweet - love the binding.

pamina said...

Your friend is lucky ! She will love your gift

Dawn said...

Oh this is adorable! I love it! I was thinking I needed just a little xmas table runner, something simple - this may be the answer!!! I love it!

Merry Christmas!

Nancy, Near Philadelphia said...

Just darling! What a nice gift

Simonetta said...

Merry Christmas!!!! Hugs!

Inga Helene said...

Lovely table runner and very delicate colours. And what a lucky friend you have,that has such a nice friend as you! :-)

I wish you a merry Christmas and a peaceful new Year

Denim Doll said...

I love this layout - do you mind if I borrow for a quilt pink quilt that my small group is doing - we all made friendship stars - as that is our guild block and I would love to do this as the setting... Pam P

Shelina said...

oh what a beautiful table runner. I like the pattern, the colors, and the talented piecing!