Holly Jolly Snowmen

I know ! No groaning out there.
I can hear you! LOL
Yes I've made a Christmas Project.

Peoples it's June already!
Only 205 days until Christmas!

I said I was going to make one Christmas Gift each month this year.
Starting in January.
{It hasn't happened} Until this month! I just finished my first Christmas Gift! A Super Fun and Pretty Simple Table Runner And the Holly Jolly Snowmen Fabric by Kathy Schmitz is PERFECT for this pattern.

So go ahead! I give you permission to make your first Christmas Gift of the year! It will feel totally awesome to have one thing checked off your Christmas List already!
1 Charm Pack of Holly Jolly Snowmen
1/4 yd. Sashing / Featured: snowflakes from Holly Jolly Snowmen Collection

1/4 yd. Binding & Stars / Featured: red from Holly Jolly Snowmen Collection
1/2 yd. Backing / Featured: navy snowmen from Holly Jolly Snowmen Collection

All seams are 1/4"
Pick out 10 Charm Squares for inside of Table Runner

Pick out 12 Charm Squares for Outside Bor

Cut from 12 Charm Squares
(outside border): 48 - 2 1/2" x 2 1/2" squares

Cut from 1/4 yd. Sashing: 13 - 2 1/2" x 5" rectangles and 3 - 1 1/4" x 44" strips

Cut from 1/4yd. Binding and Stars: 4 - 2 1/2" x 2 1/2" squares and 32 - 1 1/2" x 1 1/2" squares (for points) and 3 - 2 1/4" x 44" for binding.

Sew 2 1/2" squares from 12 charm squares picked out
You will need 2 strips of 8 squares (top and bottom or width of Table Runner)

and 2 strips of 16 squares (sides or length of Table Runner)

Sew 1 1/2" squares to the 2 1/2" x 5" rectangles as shown
Trim ends and press point of star away from rectangle piece
Repeat for other side (see photo below)
You will have 10 rectangles with points on one end and 3 rectangles with points on both ends. Piece Table Runner as shown in photo's;
Refer to photo of finished Table Runner for placement of the rectangles w/ points on both ends.

Sew 1 1/4" Inner Border, short ends first, and then sides. Trim.
Now sew Outer Border; sides (16 square strips) first.
Then bottom (8 square strips)
Quilt and Bind with method you prefer

Wrap it Up and have your first Christmas Gift finished and ready to give!
Approx. Finished Size is 35" x 16"



~Michelle~ said...

Sorry Jodi...you get a *groan* from me! But the pattern is super cute, and for those of us who aren't quite ready for Christmas in June, some non-Christmasy fabrics would work well!

rachel griffith said...

no groan here jodi.
in fact, i'm gonna go throw in a christmas movie now, and quilt like a busy little elf.

i ♥ how the little stars come together when it's pieced.

pdudgeon said...

this is a really cute pattern! i have 2 charm packs coming this week, so it looks like i'll be busy. thanks!

Kimberly said...

Ok, now I'm feeling guilty! What to do, what to do... hold onto my ice cold diet dr pepper and continue reading on the deck, or go inside and start a Christmas gift?
It looks awesome and you must feelt great to have something marked off your list this early!

Deck The HALLS of HOME with JOY! said...

No groans here! I love it! Summer is the best time to get a head start on Christmas! Cheers!

Jennifer said...

Definitely no groans! I'm planning on making a table runner as a gift for my MIL.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Jodi put together a great pattern and tutorial for this table runner. Gotta' order some Christmas charms.

Dawn said...

I'm not groanin here either!! It is super cute!

madrekarin said...

Super cute! I love those little stars. Now I need to go shopping for Christmas fabric. Gee, that's such a shame.

Kim said...

Okay, I'm in denial that Christmas is that close but, this is an adorable Christmas project that I just might have to make. But right now, I'm in the catch up mode. I have a list of quilts I want to make during my summer break from work.

Maria Jové said...

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Threeundertwo said...

Love it! I've already started on Christmas gifts for this year and this will be perfect.

Red Geranium Cottage said...

Very cute!!! We gotta get ready. It's coming!!

Amanda said...

I had decided to make a Christmas gift or project every month, too, but haven't yet. I love this! Thanks for the tutorial!

Kathy Schmitz said...

Thank you for making such a cute pattern using my fabric! I have no problem with putting Christmas music on in July - I finished the paintings for the Holly Jolly Snowmen line July of 2008!