Friday, August 27, 2010

Christmas Table Runner for Moi

Yes, that is a table runner, not a piano cover. The piano just happened to be sitting there doing nothing, so I employed it as a model.  Now it's asking about the benefit package and whether it needs an agent.

If the runner looks familiar, it's because I made one for my giveaway a few weeks ago.  I loved the way that one turned out, so I took what was left of the Sheri Berry 12 Joys of Christmas fabric and made one for myself this week.  This one is longer, about 60 inches.  Throw another leaf in the table, baby!

I used every last scrap I had of this fabric, including one of my favorite prints, the vintage record players.  That piece wasn't quite long enough to use as a strip in the front, so I worked it into the backing.

I really like the back, but I realize it may be a little intense.  I hope you're not running for the bottle of Excedrin Migraine right now, or the Pepto.  Maybe I should have a disclaimer:  Common side effects may include giddiness, nausea, grimacing, smiling until your face hurts, headache, vertigo, and eye rolling.  Uncommon side effects may include excessive use of exclamation points and expelling beverages through your nose.  If you experience an uncontrollable urge to send fabric that lasts more than four hours, what are you waiting for?  GO WITH IT!

There, that ought to suffice.

I'll be linking to amylouwho's Sew & Tell.  Thanks for stopping by, and have a great Friday!

23 comments:

Penny said...

Yummy fabric :) Lovely table runner.

Michelle said...

The table runner turned out beautifully! I must admit the fabric with the vintage records on them was my favorite in that collection, so I'm glad you got to put it in somewhere on the runner. I really like the black polka dot binding. Perfect.

LOL! Yep, in the picture that green backing fabric is a little..., zowy. But I like it. :-)

eye_on_sparrow said...

That is so pretty.

Nina... said...

Beautiful tablerunner. I love the back. Fun and vibrant!

Janet - Birdland Treasures said...

Really delightful, yes even the back! :) And, thank you so much for visiting my blog this week!

Seams Inspired said...

You are too funny! :o) I like both sides, but especially like the "records" side. Stopping by from Sew&Tell. Thanks for sharing. Happy Sewing! :o)

Larri at Seams Inspired

Jessica said...

I love this, love the christmas fabrics but the records are great! No Excedrin needed, loving the colors!

Rebecca said...

Very cute table runner! I am always looking for ideas and uses for all the scrap fabric.

p.s.phyllis sews said...

That's so cool that you enjoyed a project enough to make another one for yourself! Looks great!

Miri said...

Love the back! It has to be the coolest back around!

The front is cute too!! :)

trish said...

Very cute! You did a super job! :o)

Quilting in My Pyjamas said...

Ok, P...yet again I am officially inspired. This has gone on my never ending "I must make one of these" list.

I should be able to get one of these done by the end of the year, right?

Love the colours and intensity of your table runner. Panadeine optional!

JKP said...

You crack me up! "The piano just happened to be sitting there doing nothing, so I employed it as a model. Now it's asking about the benefit package and whether it needs an agent."

SueWis said...

Love the table runner! (Did I win the other one, I think I missed that email.)

Love your vintagey sheet music there, too.

Jan said...

Such a fun post! I actually love that the back is so very different from the front -- a wonderful surprise!

Elizabeth said...

P., I just love the way that turned out! The back is as nice as the front -- it is completely reversible! Yay for such a great finish!

xo -E

P.S. I loved the disclaimer! Super funny!

lemonadegal said...

This is great. Now I'm ready for Christmas -- oh wait, I need to sew myself a table runner first. :) Thanks for sharing!

jlk said...

Cute runner. And very funny post :)

Diann @ the Thrifty Groove said...

oh, love this runner! Just beautiful! nicely done!

amylouwho said...

You are too funny! Good thing I wasn't drinking anything when I saw this. I love these stripey runners, I really need to make one.

Leslie said...

this looks so great. i love the colors in these fabrics and your piano makes an excellent model

Q said...

Cute! A great reminder that the holidays is right around the corner...

Rita E said...

Love it! And that fabric with the vintage record players is a favorite ... thanks for sharing!