Tree Runner

wpid-2015-11-19-19.09.47.jpg.jpegWhile wandering Pinterest for ornament inspiration, I stumbled across several stacked tree projects. The idea for a table runner with a pair of stacked trees appealed to me. Putting the pretty colored trees on the primitive look of the osenburg I bought a bolt of over the summer particularly appealed.

This happened to be just before the Chestnut Bay Scraptastic sale (yes, I have several projects from that sale.) What a perfect time to pick an assortment of green fabrics for the tree.

Each layer of the tree is a trapezoid, one inch smaller at the base than the previous. I pre-pressed the seam allowances. Then hand stitched each layer together.wpid-2015-11-15-10.44.05-1.jpg.jpeg

wpid-2015-11-15-13.29.30.jpg.jpegI basted the trees in place. Then top stitched them. I forgot that I had wanted to add the trunks first to get the depth I wanted. But, I think those came out just fine. The fabric for the stars was the only fabric purchased separately. It is also the first batik I’ve purchased.

The binding is pieced from the left-overs of the trees’ fabrics. I stacked strips, then cut them 2″ wide. I machine stitched one side of the border. Then, blind stitched the other.
Now, we have a cute Christmas table runner. We just need a table to fit us all.
Hmmm…. we did see a drop leaf in town we both liked. It just need a little recovery refinishing….
I had just a bit of the tree fabrics left. So, I made a new curtain for the book shelf that acts as our faux mantle.


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