A Squirrel, a DrEAMI … it’s done

I’ve been dreaming, drooling, admiring and wanting to make this cute table topper from Vicki’s Crafts and Quilting!

IMG_5591And I needed a new table runner for my coffee table … it was time for the pumpkins to be retired for the year.  What’s a gal to do … it was obvious … it started easily with pulling fabric … and then it sat for a day … and then I started to make the first cut … and then the second cut … and before I knew it, it was almost done … SEW then I had to finish!  And finish I did!


It’s a pretty simple table runner to make.  I used Island Batik fabrics … SEW fun.  One friend, Emily, made this topper for her door.  She used an Accuquilt train die to cut out the black circles. See HERE.   I cut the eyes out the old fashion way.  If I had been thinking straight, I would have used my Artistic cutter and had my embroidery machine do the applique.  I obviously wasn’t thinking straight!

I didn’t make the pattern exactly as directed.  I wanted it to fit on our coffee table, so I added a 12″ panel in the middle.  And to balance the runner, I used the 4th snowman!  It fits the coffee table perfectly!

I used an Aurifil thread (# 2600) to do the straight lines in the light blue and Aurifil monofilament (smoke) to do a meander in the dark blue.


And, also in my defence, I needed to take a break from quilting Smith Mountain Morning.

SEW … if you want to make one (and you have time) wander over to Vicki’s blog and follow her directions!


One who sleeps under a quilt is covered by LOVE!

Happy Quilting! 


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24 thoughts on “A Squirrel, a DrEAMI … it’s done

  1. Hi Gail, what a wonderful holiday, wintery and festive table topper. It came out great! Thanks for linking up to Free Motion Mavericks. The link up starts tomorrow and will be open for 2 weeks. You can link up as often as you like. See you soon!

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  2. I love this, especially the snowflake print in the middle! Thanks for the shout-out! 🙂 I use that train die far more for the circles than the train!!!! Not what I originally intended, for sure.

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    • Thanks, Vicki!!!
      I gave you credit, because you deserve it! This table topper has been on my “want – to – do” list since I first saw it on your blog in the spring!
      Happy Quilting! 🙂


  3. Hi Gail! Woot woot and cute cute. I am hoping to get back to mine this weekend. One snowflake buttonholed along with one half snowman circle – two of each to go. Great job getting it to fit your coffee table perfectly. Love this. ~smile~ Roseanne

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