Friday, November 22, 2013

Bring Us Some Figgy Pudding

It seems like it's been a long time since I finished anything which makes it especially gratifying to have this Figgy Pudding table runner done.  This levitated out of my UFO  pile last week.  I made the top back in 2011 as a prototype for my Boston MQG Kitchen Swap.  I decided the design didn't work for my swap fabrics but it was all basted and ready to quilt *someday*.

Last year it was on my Just 3 for December list but it still didn't get done...

It was a great way to practice my FMQ.  I obsessed over every stitch but with the busy prints most of my stitching really doesn't show.  True to form, I had started quilting this with gold Madeira rayon and then ran out:-(  I couldn't find anymore Madeira so I switched to a Superior metallic.  At least I saw it coming and made the change after I finished the ribbon candy swirls...  totally a design decision;-)  The metallic thread in the setting triangles does add a little extra sparkle, it's subtle but it almost looks like twinkling Christmas lights.

It's amazing how quickly the quilting goes once you just sit down and do it!!!  So many things get lost waiting to be quilted when really the could be finished in just a couple of hours....

And with all that practicing I got this fabulous Sparkle Star mug rug as a bonus...  just what I needed;-)

Linking up to the fabulous Finish it Up Friday by Crazy Mom Quilts.

Quilt Stats:

Finished runner is 18" x 66"
Pattern: Original design based on a Bento Box block.
Fabrics: Figgy Pudding, Fruitcake, Jovial and Grunge by Basic Grey
Thread: Madeira Rayon 1055, Superior Threads Metallics #2


  1. Great runner and I love your star mug rug!

  2. Oh it is a beauty! I have the figgy pudding song in my head now or at least what I think is an actual song lol!

  3. As always, it looks fabulous!

  4. Love that backing fabric and your quilting choices with the metallic and holly and ivy border. I feel as though I will never be able to FMQ like that!

  5. That is really neat and turned out beautiful. I love table runners.

  6. Everything looks great but the mug rug is just too cute.

  7. Oh my the holly FMQ is the best ever!!! Love it so much.

  8. Great table runner! I love that you make stuff and also use it. Just awesome!
    The mug rug is just adorable! A bonus for awesome quilt practice!