‘ice needles’ table runner

'Ice Needles' hexagon table runner | veni vidi vicky

I’m so happy to finally share the wintery project I finished in September with you – pretty unusual for a last-minute kind of girl like me.

I was approached by the German Patchwork Guild to create a table runner, using Modern Handcraft‘s modern hexies method for their Christmas issue. The magazine came out over the weekend and it was pretty neat to see my first published project in print!

My idea was to create a winter themed quilt rather than a Christmas-y one, so I could leave it out for the entire season. This also leaves you all more time to recreate it, if this is what you want to do =)

If you want to make your own ‘ice needles’ I highly recommend checking out the modern hexies method. My runner finishes at 14” x 45”. I have a template for 1” hexies you can download here.

'Ice Needles' hexagon table runner | veni vidi vicky

'Ice Needles' hexagon table runner | veni vidi vicky

Some of my favourite photos didn’t make the cut for the article, so I’m sharing them exclusively with you!

'Ice Needles' hexagon table runner | veni vidi vicky
'Ice Needles' hexagon table runner | veni vidi vicky

Even though I took these pics over two months ago the weather isn’t much different right now in Germany. After going an entire winter without a single snow day last year I was hoping 2014 would make up for it. No snow yet but I’m not giving up hope – White Christmas, I’m looking at you!!
Until then I’m petting my fabric snowflakes and keep being delusional ;-)

'Ice Needles' hexagon table runner | veni vidi vicky
'Ice Needles' hexagon table runner | veni vidi vicky
I’m thankful for being given the opportunity to getting my word out there by publishing this project. This guild is pretty focused on traditional quilters, so I feel especially honoured to being asked to contribute to their magazine.

What are you, as a quilter, proud of in 2014?


this post is linked up with Monday Makers at Aylin Nilya and 
Quilt it Out, Anything Goes Monday at Babco Unlimited, 
The Caffeinated Crafters at Let's Eat Grandpa, Fabric Tuesday
at Quilt Story and Let's Bee Social at Sew Fresh Quilts.


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  1. Allison

    Congratulations on your publication! That is so exciting! And it is really beautiful. I love the colors and the winter look. I like how you designed it with the entire winter theme in mind instead of just Christmas. I LOVE Christmas, but I have a hard time decorating for it when it is so much work for such a short period of time. Beautiful work!

  2. quiltingjetgirl

    Congratulations on the publication – the pattern is lovely and your photographs are beautiful! I am proud to have started my own quilting business in 2014. It was a big leap for me, but something I am proud to have finally decided to do. Visiting from Let’s Bee Social.

  3. Cassandra

    I am loving hexagons right now, and this is a fantastic technique! The runner is gorgeous, and the color scheme is really perfect for an item intended to be used all season.

  4. Magdalena

    I love your table runner. I’ve already made one for this year, but I will definitely remember yours for next year (or maybe just for January, when I don’t like my red and green one anymore)

  5. thecozypumpkin

    AAAAHHHH!!!! How exciting that you’re in a magazine! :) And that runner is stunning. Oh, how I wish I had the time to make one right now. I’ll have to add it to my to do list. You’re so talented. Hmmm…what am I proud of in my quilting. I’m proud that I’ve begun to blog with more regularity. I don’t churn things out very quickly so to find more to blog about, or have lovely friends like yourself guest post, has given me a lot of motivation. :)

  6. Terri Ann

    Congratulations on your publish!! This is such a neat project and I love your photos of it. I’m a big fan of these more 30dimentional quilt projects I’m seein more lately!

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