Sewing some winter decorations

Christmas is over. It's December 26th, we all made it through alive. Can you hear that sound? It's the silent sound of have to, gotta and pressure over. When I get to this point, I turn on my Christmas decorations like a fickle girlfriend with a few two many martinis under her belt. Red and green, be gone!
Nothing says peace and quiet to me like winter decorations. I don't feel any pressure to go sledding any more, my figure skating days are over and my condo has a service to clear away the snow. What's my winter sport? Sewing, duh! And what do I like to sew after Christmas? Blue and white things with maybe some snow or birds, I love song birds. I love it so much that I started a bit early and made a trio, two for presents and one for me! Hey, the quilter deserves some handmade presents even if she has to make them for herself! I started out with this pattern and 3 of these charm packs.
The table runner really stitched up fast and easily. I have a love affair with charm packs which doesn't make sense. I don't like to buy fat quarters because quite frankly, if I like a fabric a quarter of a yard just isn't enough. My dilemma is how many yards, plural, to buy. But I digress. Here is about 15 minutes of progress.
And here is the first runner top all done, waiting to be put on the longarm. I found a bird fabric and a companion snowflake for the back and my favorite (and hopefully yours) - aprons!
I quilted all three on the longarm at the same time, pinned them down and was able to do all the way across before I had to turn. I quilted what I thought were swirling snowstorm designs in light blue. Here are three, all done!
And here they are with the matching aprons. One of the table runners has the cardinal's tail slightly askew so I kept that one. Now I can't wait to put them out but first where are those crazy elves now? I will be itching to get that tree down and put out all my snow and winter items and relax and read.
Or should I start a new quilt? Oh, the post holiday choices are endless!

Sew Happy!


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  • I like the new runner. It will look great in our home next year.

  • In reply to Kliffjo:

    I am putting it out this January.

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