Sunday, 27 November 2011

Modern Christmas Table Runner Swap

Well, I come to write this post and realise I didn't take a picture of my table runner all done and finished! 
Ooops! 


But this gives you a good idea ...

I got a bit carried away with the quilting! 
I'm hoping my partner won't mind the indulgence of the traditional feather ...


sent with goodies, and handmade ornaments ...

and yet to be received at it's new home...

I hope it won't take too long :)

But the postman called on Friday afternoon and dragged me out of my bed ...
not my usual Friday afternoon activity, but I was a little under the weather ....

and this is what was inside the enormous box the post man handed over ...


My partner, Nicolette who blogs as DutchComfort, sent me an amazing assortment of traditional Dutch Christmas goodies, many of which are personal favourites, and have brought back so many memories, for both me and the Teenage Diva! 

Little did Nicolette know, I spent 3 years living and working in The Netherlands, right up to May 2002!

And the table runner .... oh the table runner! 


Perfect in all respects! Thank you Nicolette, again, I am truly blessed  :) 

So, that is two things off of my Winter Stitching List, just need to nail some of that Christmas gift sewing, but I've been kind of busy on the quilting front ... 

in the mean time ..

Happy Quilting!


21 comments:

colleencl said...

Trudi -- Love your quilting on that table runner ... beautiful feathering! I truly enjoy all the quilting you do on your Juki ... you are such an inspiration!
Colleen in San Diego
quiltingunderthesun.blogspot.com

Angie @ Summerfield Quilts said...

Your runner is gorgeous and the feather quilting is spectacular. I'm sure whoever receives that is going to love it. That is a very special package that you received also.

QuiltSwissy said...

What a picky girl you are......both of you.......to have such amazing swap partners!!!!

glen

QuiltSwissy said...

Ohhh nooooo!!!!! Darn spell check. I actually attempt to type. AMAZING. .

How that came out Picky I will neve know?????


glen

Pat said...

Love your table runner and the feathers.

Barb said...

The quilting on your topper is just awesome!

susan said...

Who could ever object to your fab quilting?! hopefully this week your runner will arrive.

Flying Blind... said...

Perfect match-making there!

Janine said...

Your runner looks wonderful - I love your quilting! The package you've received is lovely as well :)

Judith, Belfast said...

2 stunning table runners! Love your feathers! Hope you are feeling better T! Jxo

Nicky said...

Great runners both of them! Wonder where yours is going???

MulticoloredPieces said...

Hi, Trudi. Came over from Expedition blog to enjoy yours. Your table runner is awesome--great design, fabrics and quilting. Also liked your other quilts and projects including the pouch. Happy holidays and happy quilting!
best from Tunisia, nadia

Mrs.Pickles said...

great quilting on your runner!

Archie the wonder dog said...

Two perfect runners! The quilting on the one you made took my breath away - superb!

Sew Create It - Jane said...

Love the table runner you made and love the one you got! Your feathers are stunning!

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

Stunning runner, your feathers are AMAZING; well done! You received such a wonderful assortment in return, too; lucky you~

BilboWaggins said...

Trudi, your runner is quite gorgeous. Imitation being "the sincerest form of flattery" (and all that) I intend to make one very similar!

tink's mom said...

Your table runner is wonderful. The quilting is stunning. The gift you got in return is no slouch either. It looks like it was a wonderful event for you both.

fat purple friend said...

those feathers are outstanding, I am soo impressed and your presents! Im soo jealous

sophie said...

I think your traditional feather was the PERFECT quilting design for your modern table runner.

CraftyMummy said...

Hi! Just wanted to let you know that I love your table runner so much that I featured it on my blog today: http://thecraftymummy.com/2011/12/table-runner-ideas/