Little Penguin Quilts Through the Year

Little Penguin Quilts Through the Year

Friday, December 13, 2019

Christmas Gifting

Every year for our December meeting, my quilt group has a gift exchange.  I think I've probably written blog posts about these fun get togethers each December since I started blogging back in 2013.  It's such a fun event and I enjoy figuring out something to make for it every year!

This year, I've been on a roll with Sandra's wonky trees, so just kept going and made several of the 6.5 inch size blocks in fun Christmas-y colors - red, green, white, and turquoise.  I think I shared this photo of them a few weeks ago.  The fabrics are all Grunge Stars except for the green which I couldn't find in the stars design.  I used scraps from the gray Grunge that I've been using a lot lately for the tree trunks and some cornerstones that I needed for the final layout.

I love turquoise with Christmas colors!

I thought these trees would make a fun tablerunner, so after adding contrasting border pieces to each tree and those gray cornerstones, I figured out the layout, and it stitched up really quickly!


The backing and binding are from the Holiday Lodge fabric in green with white snowflakes that I got for my Virtual Cookie Exchange blog hop mug rugs.


I packaged this tablerunner up with a cute plate and some Christmas tree candy, and took it to my quilt group get together on Thursday.  Hopefully, my friend who went home with it will enjoy having it!

Sharing at SoScrappy for ScrapHappy Saturday and



21 comments:

Michele McLaughlin said...

Love the table runner and your choice of colors was fabulous! I know your friend will love it!!!

Carol R. said...

That really came out cute :) You didn't share what you received :(

Linda said...

What a fun gift! Those wonky trees are really cute, and I love the fabrics! Like Carol, I want to know what you received. And were there good eats at the get-together? ;)

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

I like it! with the items you included I'm sure it was a hit!

Vicki in MN said...

Who wouldn't love it, it is so sweet! The pop of turquoise is perfect. Happy Holidays.

Deb A said...

How could they not love it? It is beautiful.

grammajudyb said...

Too cute!! It’s a great design! The fabrics are spot on!

piecefulwendy said...

I have no doubt it will be enjoyed - how cute! And you can't go wrong with Grunge, am I right?!?

Michelle Churchman said...

The wonky trees tablerunner is so cute! I love it. I bet they would be fun to do for other seasons too.

Michelle
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Cathy said...

Cute table runner! I made one very similar to it last year, so I commend you on your good taste, hehe.

The Joyful Quilter said...

Oh! That made a great table runner. SEW jealous of whoever "won" it!!

Farm Quilter said...

Love your table runner!!! Great choice of fabrics and I like how you put them together!!

Laura said...

Great idea, and it turned out wonderful! I would love to go home with a table runner like this one!

Louise said...

Super cute gift! Your friend is lucky to receive such a fun and creative runner :)

Jayne said...

Someone was lucky! Those trees can't do anything but put you in the Holiday spirit!

Jo said...

So bright and modern looking, I love it. Well done!

Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

I havee no doubt it will be enjoyed. It is so festive!

Thanks for sharing your lovely runner with Oh Scrap! What a great tradition for your group.

Bonnie said...

Very cute table topper. I do like that grunge fabric.

Susie H said...

Adorable and thoughtful gift. I happened to have just finished a tree skirt for my daughter and used some of that green snowflake fabric in it!

Kate said...

Very cute!

Kat said...

What a wonderful project! I love the grunge and I’m sure the recipient was thrilled to receive this!