Apparently, Santa's elves are still busy in someone else's sewing room, so I had to sit down and make a few last minute gift items myself.
I remembered that my husband's brother and sister-in-law have a snowman theme going on at their house this time of year and decided to make them a snowman tablerunner. (This idea popped into my head about 6:00 am on Sunday morning.)
I had a striped fabric in my stash that included snowmen, so I cut out a few strips, then re-arranged them and sewed them back together. (That's what we quilters do best, right?)
For the borders, I added a finishing stripe of the navy snowmen.
With time running short, I couldn't sew the binding by hand, so I decided to attempt a machine binding. I turned the white binding to the back and used many, many pins.
So. Many. Pins.
Then I picked a decorative stitch that reminded me of icicles, and I sewed all around from the front side.
I'm not going to show you a closeup of the back side, but let's just say that it will do. I used the same white fabric for the backing and binding so it
Here is what I ended up with:
I found a cute snowman cookie dish that matched and the two are going out in the mail.