Welcome Back!  Happy February!   This is blog #2 in my catch up series.  My Fall table Runner was already shared and can be found in my Gallery. Sorry, have not completely figured out the link process.

So,  moving on to Christmas – the best time of year in my book.  The table runner projects turned into table runner mania.  I made one for my daughter-in-law, sister and of course, one for myself. 🙂 Sadly, I also have a UFO that will be unveiled later in the year. It is an appliquéd nativity table runner that I will do by hand. There is a mini Dresden wreath and I don’t remember how many other projects I had lined up that have not even seen the blade of my rotary cutter.  Thank goodness Christmas comes every year!

Runner #1 is a Zig Zag Runner made with a Wrapped in Joy charm pack. Easy but the most time consuming what with laying out the squares and quilting each square. Here is a tutorial from MSQC – Zig Zag Runner.

Runner #2 the trees were made with a MSQC Large Wedge Template for 10-inch squares.  This one was fun.  The trees even have tree trunks in the border. Here is a tutorial from MSQC – Christmas Table Runner Using Large Wedge Tool

Runner #3 was made with a Half Hexi template for 10-inch squares and an appliqued star.  I think this one was my favorite.  Came together fast and easy because the top was made with a half hexi template for the trees and the sides were half hexi’s cut in half.  It all fit together so easy and then a border and no binding plus using the sewing machine to quilt.  Done in just a couple of hours. Here is a tutorial from MSQC – Christmas Table Runner using the Half-Hex Ruler

Last, but not least, a   candle mat I made for my daughter-in-law.     It’s sew cute.    Not really sure how I made it.  I saw it online had some  10-inch squares and a large Dresden template and voila – after a little heartburn- a two sided candle mat. One segment did not line up quite right so I cut out a snowman and heat bonded it in the center. Oh well.  🙂

That’s it for now.  Next up will be my Perfectly Seasoned Falling Charms quilt.