Every year I try to come up with a new and fun project for Christmas. Nothing too heavy, or involved - just cute, fun, and happy. It's no secret I have a "thing" for the jolly fellow in the big red suit, and it seems every year my Christmas offering involves him, like these Santa Sacks...Santa runner:
I headed down to Mrs Pugsley's Emporium and chose this elegant, rich green print. Perfect! I set about designing in my new EQ8 program, excited with the possibility of what I would create.Matryoska dolls that are so fun to play with. Since these are just cloth - and unbreakable - I think they'd be great for little hands.
The fabric I used is a gorgeous red and gold from Hoffman called Berries and Blooms. The background green is from the Hoffman "Merry Birds" collection.
I quilted the runner using Aurifil gold metallic in the background, and 50 weight white cotton for the beard. It's got lots of sparkle.
The funniest picture is this one, below. My elder son mischievously set one Santa on top of the salt and pepper shakers, to make it look like he is wearing boots. I am not sure why this is so funny, but...it is.
The "Nesting Santas" pattern is available as an instant download, or as a printed version from my website. It includes the pattern for the 15" x 29" runner/wallhanging.