I'm finally finished! I have been working on this project since right after Christmas-and it was a LOT more time consuming than I thought it would be. But it was sooo much fun!
On January 14 I blogged about a new project I started on December 29. I was making gifts for my two best friends and I didn't want them to know what I was doing!! I couldn't blog anymore about it until I was finished-I didn't want to spoil the surprise. Now I am finished and they have their tablerunners, so I'm free to write all about them.
The pattern I used is called Snowball Runner and is by Lisa Bongean. The fabrics I used are Lisa's Snowman Gatherings.
First I cut and cut and cut........There were a LOT of pieces!!
Then I sewed and sewed and sewed......I chain pieced. I trimmed. I pressed.
Snowball blocks abounded!
When the tops were finally pieced, the applique began. Those little wool snowmen were so cute and so fun to make!
I machine appliqued the snowmen, but did the rest of the applique by hand. I used a primitive stab stitch for the star and heart. I auditioned button noses, but decided against them and went with orange wool.
The snowmen really had a cute personality when their faces were stitched on.
I love the finished results!
I rolled them up and tied them with a tag I made and a pom pom made of scrap strips.
Pam and Anne were tickled with their gifts and I was thrilled to have them finished and in their hands.
Tomorrow is February and I will begin with my first UFO. It's going to be a busy year. And I already have two finished tablerunners under my belt. That feels good!