Monday, November 11, 2019

Christmas bed runner welcomes overnight guests


My Christmas bed runner is finished! I did a “decorating test-run” to see how it will look in our guest room with a few other holiday items, and I think the end result is warm and inviting. Now I’m torn, though. Do I put the Christmas d├ęcor away until after Thanksgiving, or leave it out and watch my husband shake his head and roll his eyes?


As I mentioned in my post a few weeks ago, a bed runner is a great solution if you don’t have time to make a full quilt, but you want to dress your bed for the holidays. The bed runner I have made is actually just one row taken from my Star Crossed Pines quilt pattern. It measures 62” x 24” and is perfect for the foot of a queen bed.


I was able to finish the top in a short weekend of sewing and send it off to my long-arm quilting friend Barb, who is the owner of Quilts on Broadway in Foley, MN.  Barb was kind enough to slip this project into her busy quilting schedule and turn it around to me quickly. I just love the jingle bell quilting motif we selected.


If you read my earlier post, you’ll know that I sewed from my stash for this project, pulling prints from Sweetwater, Janet Clare, Fig Tree, and Kate & Birdie (all Moda designers). Smaller projects like this are a great way to use up your stash and scraps!




My Star Crossed Pines quilt pattern is a fun and easy make. The full quilt finishes at 74 1/2" x 80 1/2" and the pattern is available in both PDF and print format on my Etsy shop. Remember, if you don't have time to make the full quilt this year, you can always whip up a single block wall hanging or a multi-block runner! 



Thanks for stopping by! Be sure to tag me on Instagram or shoot me an email if you make your own Star Crossed Pines project!

~Taunja






20 comments:

  1. This is so pretty Taunja! Love how it adds just the right touch to the bed - welcoming guests as they enter the room. I wouldn't put away the Christmas decor - it looks so festive, puts me in the mood for Christmas baking :)!

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    1. Me too! And we have snow already, so it fits right in! Unfortunately, it gives me the itch to pull out some other decorations too.

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  2. Very nice. I love it!! I would keep it out to admire before your guests arrive for the Holidays.

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  3. This is so pretty! You're right, it's a great way to add a holiday touch to a room.

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  4. Heck, I'd leave it out and let the hubby roll his eyes! It turned out so cute. How lucky to have a good local (key word) long arm quilter.

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    1. Eyes rolling skyward! ha ha! Yes, I am very lucky, and Barb is busy, busy busy!

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  5. It's beautiful Taunja! What a great idea!

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  6. I agree a bed runner is the perfect way to cheer up a bed for the season and get a quick project complete. Not to mention they take up way less storage! I made fall runners a few years ago for our bed, buffet and silver table. They definitely pull the three rooms together.
    I too say leave the runner on the bed...it will bring holiday cheer early to your family!

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    1. I hadn't even thought about the storage part! You are so right! Thanks Jen!

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  7. In totally doing this for Christmas! Ordering the pattern now. I also want that bedspread! Lol. Is that new too?

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  8. I would leave it out....it "whispers" Holidays...and is a joy to see! :-)

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  9. Leave it out. Your husband will get over it in a week to ten days.

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