Do not adjust your computer screen. Indeed it is Christmas fabric that you see in February (gasp!).
My brother and sister in law have recently moved to a house that is large enough for them to really celebrate Christmas with all of the decorations and hoopla. So, this past Christmas they bought their first tree...and very quickly realized how many decorations you need for it to look full. They need a serious influx of decorations to make this next Christmas extra festive in their new home.
When I made a Christmas table runner for my Mom this past Christmas, my SIL asked for one as well. I am so happy to have been asked; of course I will make one!
I did not want this to be her Christmas gift for next year because by the time she received it, the season would be too late to enjoy it. So, I wanted to make it now for her to tuck away over the next 10 months, then pull out in late November.
I used pretty non-traditional Riley Blake fabrics in oranges and light blues, but finished it off in swirling green and a red and white polka dot binding to bring a little holiday spirit. It's filled with snow flakes, Christmas trees, snow men and awesome stripy and dotty fabric. I am in love with the colors and prints in this line.
This is my first attempt at hand quilting anything. I really like how it brings out the "home made-ness" of the runner, but I need to work on my stitch quality before trying it on a larger quilt. Anyway, it will be packed up and shipped out over the weekend. Guaranteed it will be a great surprise when it arrives in their home! I can not wait to hear their reaction.