Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Get a Holiday Headstart!

...with this easy poinsettia table runner, featured in the December-January issue of Quilt magazine.

We spoke to Terry Albers of Hedgehog Quilts, who designed this table runner using the Noel collection. 

Q. What attracted you to the fabric line?
Terry: I love poinsettias...especially pink and creamy white ones.  I love the realism and the scale of the blooms. The gold metallic accents are gracefully done and give even more depth to the background. It was an irresistible combination for me.

Q. How did you come up with the idea for the table runner?
Terry: I wanted a small, quick project for gift giving. My quilting friends and I will be making several of these for church bazaars, charity auctions and, of course, one set for ourselves. It is an easy pattern...the fabric does most of the work.

Q. How did you choose the coordinating fabrics to go with the main
poinsettia print?
Terry: I chose the red and green tonals from the Noel collection and accented it with true, deep black.

Q. What is your favorite part about the table runner?
Terry: I think there is an elegance to flowers set on point, and I love that. 

Click here to learn more about Terry and her patterns. 
Click here to purchase the kit for this table runner from The Quilting Hen.
Click here to find out where you can purchase Quilt magazine.

Terry also sewed a set of matching napkins that fold into a tree (and you don't have to be a napkin-folding expert to do it!). How neat! Find the pattern for these napkins free here at quiltmag.com.

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