I am a buffalo check girl. I have buffalo check pillows on our living room sofa, buffalo check napkins in the dining room, and even buffalo check curtains in the guest room. I recently debuted two new patterns, Buffalo Check Autumn and Buffalo Check Winter, which both feature this favorite motif. Today I have another fun pattern to show you, Buffalo Check Christmas Runner!
This holiday runner exudes timeless, homespun charm. Simple trees and scrappy stars rest upon a foundation of the classic buffalo check. I laid out my new runner with some plates, napkins and simple greens. Now I can’t wait to decorate my winter table using this runner as my focal point. Buffalo Check Christmas Runner is generous in length, finishing at 56 1/2” x 12 1/2.”
Creating the 16-patch star centers was my favorite part of making this runner. Although only one charm pack is needed, I broke open two charm packs I had been hoarding: “Christmas Card” and “Merry Starts Here” by Sweetwater (Moda). I selected my favorite prints and then fussy cut some of them so that little Christmas messages would appear. (You could just as easily sew the 16-patches from your scrap bucket.) The red star points are from the “Return to Winter’s Lane” collection by Kate & Birdie (Moda)
My evergreen trees are made using a green print from Sweetwater and a green print from “Wintertide” by Janet Clare (Moda). The stump fabric is called Brown Crow Tracks from Riley Blake’s “Calico Crow” collection. Again, these are all fabrics I had been saving. The great thing about a runner project is that fabric requirements are often so small, you may have much of what you need right in your own fabric closet!
I was already quite happy with my runner when I finished the piecing and shipped it to Starlit Quilts for machine quilting. But I was absolutely tickled when I received the runner back from Star. The quilting motif that she selected is perfect, don’t you agree? The scale is right on, and the simple repetitive pattern so nicely accentuates the piecing. Thank you, Star! Once again, you’ve made me smile from ear to ear!
The Buffalo Check Christmas Runner pattern is available on my Etsy Shop in PDF format, and I’ve listed fabric requirements below.
Fabric requirements for Buffalo Check Christmas Runner:
1 charm pack OR 2 mini charm packs OR scraps to yield (48) 1.5” squares
White (Moda Bella Solid 9900 98 White Bleached): 1/4 yard
Light (Moda Bella Solid 9900 178 Etchings Stone): 1/2 yard
Dark (Moda Bella Solid 9900 128 Stone): 1/4 yard
Green (all one print or scraps to yield): 1/4 yard
Red: 1/4 yard
Brown (4 pieces 1 1/2” x 2 1/2”): Scrap
Binding: 3/8 yard
Backing: 1 5/8 yard
Thanks so much for stopping by, quilting friends! Now go and get carried away quilting, buffalo check style!