Monday, December 17, 2012

Design Wall Monday - December 17

It's December 17, so it's time to start some Christmas presents!  I did start a Christmas present this weekend, but in an effort to not drive myself crazy, I think this will be a gift for Christmas 2013.  I bought this pattern at Primitive Gathering's Christmas Open House, and have been chomping at the bit to start it. 
Here's a closeup of one end.  Don't look too closely - miniature piecing isn't completely my thing, but I gave it a shot!  The little corner connectors were only 1 1/8" square.  The friend this is intended for isn't a quilter, so I don't think she'll be too critical of the piecing.  I'm ready now to give the snowmen some blanket stitching and faces and arms.  This whole runner is only 12 1/2" wide, so it should be easy to machine quilt.  The ends of the runner are cut off at an angle after the stitching- you can probably see my chalk lines for that. 

So that's what's on my design wall.  With Christmas coming up so fast, I don't think my design wall will be seeing much action for a couple weeks.  Hopefully, I can show this as a finished product before too long!


  1. Ok. So this piece is wonderful, Kathy! I wish I'd been in Wisconsin so I could have gone to the Christmas Open House with you. I'm so looking forward to my next visit - to see you and to spend another day shopping together. ;-)
    Merry Christmas to you and your family, my friend.

  2. Love, love, love this piece! Every quilt you do is always so gorgeous and this choice is no exception! I know how fast you can get this finished in no time! Merry Christmas!

  3. I would have a hard time giving that one's so cute.

  4. Lucky you that you live close enough to visit Primitive Gatherings. Love that runner.