Making Christmas Week 5

Welcome to Week  5 of MAKING CHRISTMAS 

Thank you all for linking up and leaving comments last week! 

This week I have something to cross off my list of things I want to make in time for Christmas – I’m sure everyone will know what it is!

I wanted to get a photo in daylight but, as you can see from this snap of the garden, today we are not having any daylight.

So, finished at last – the  Modern Christmas Tablerunner Swap Table Runner

I’m also linking this up at Quilt Story for Fabric Tuesday – it’s not often I have a finish and I always find Quilt Story a great place for inspiration! Why not pop over to visit and check out the other projects that have been finished lately.

I have put an X against draft excluders because we are thinking of moving so I don’t want to spend and time and fabric on something that may not fit well in another house. I have also added Blue and Cream Quilt. You may remember one of my sons wanted a quilt so to celebrate finishing lots of small fiddly piecing, I decided to start something simple with big pieces! Although it’s on the list, if it’s not finished by Christmas, that won’t be a disaster. 

So now my list of things I want to make in time for Christmas is looking like this:



2 x Sewing/Mending Kits
3 x Wall Hangings
1 x Apron + Kitchen Things
Finish Bear (a UFO knitted from our own sheep wool)


Finish Hexie Quilt (sofa throw and extra bedding when lots of people come)
Floor Cushions (for TV room when lots of people come) 
Draft Excluders (for when heat wave ends) X


1 x Table Runner for secret partner in the Modern Christmas Tablerunner Swap organised by Susan who blogs at Canadian Abroad. STARTED
1 or 2 x Christmas Ornament for secret partner in Susan’s Modern Christmas Tablerunner Swap ?
Blue and Cream Quilt


I can’t wait to see what you have all been doing so please link up and remember you can link anything at all you want to get done in time for Christmas. It doesn’t need to be festive, although, of course it can be.

Happy Sewing :)


14 thoughts on “Making Christmas Week 5

  1. Ruth says:

    Oh gosh, you are putting me to shame. I don't think I'll have this quilt finished by Christmas, but the plan is to take it with me to Sweden (visiting other half's folks) at Chrstmas – so hopefully I will get a good bit done in the Christmas hols when sitting around chatting to family! It will also keep my fingers out of the snackbowls!!


  2. Teje says:

    Hi Janine! I really love your table runner! I want to make that for my self! I can't have it on the table but I thought it could be great wall quilt!
    xxx Teje
    Ps. I haven't made any list for Christmas – hope you don't mind linking just some Christmas sewings.


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