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Merry Wishes from Alpine Wonderland!

Merry Christmas from Alpine Wonderland!  Here’s a little table runner I whipped up last night to bring even more Christmas spirit to my home.  What’s more festive and fun than Nordic Christmas scenes?  Nothing, that’s what.

Alpine Wonderland Table Runner

I realized as I was photographing this little guy this morning that it could easily serve as a wall hanging, too.  I can’t decide which way I like best.  What do you think?

Alpine Wonderland Table Runner

Alpine Wonderland Table Runner

I made three 15″ wonky log cabin blocks, then added a 2.5″ strip of white around the perimeter of the whole runner.  For the back, I just pieced together strips and large blocks from my leftover fabric. Finished, it measures 18.5″ x 47″ and is a great size for my dining table.

Alpine Wonderland Table Runner

Alpine Wonderland Table Runner - back

I also tried out some swirly quilting from Angela Walters’ book and though my quilting is FAR from perfect, I love the way the swirls lend even more whimsy to the already adorable holiday scenes.

Alpine Wonderland Table Runner

While you’re eating a delicious meal and celebrating with your family, keep the citizens of Newtown and the rest of the less fortunate parts of the world in your hearts and be ever grateful.  I know I will.

Here’s to a white Colorado Christmas (fingers crossed!), lots of love and joy, and solace and comfort for those in the midst of a not-so-merry Christmas.

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  • Carla

    I love that fabric! Merry Christmas

    December 24, 2012 at 1:22 pm Reply
  • Katie

    Love the fab and swirly stitching. Pretty pretty. Merry merry!

    December 24, 2012 at 2:12 pm Reply
  • joygross

    Love it both ways… it would be hard to choose. It is wonderful

    December 24, 2012 at 2:41 pm Reply
  • Amy Gibson

    That’s a toss up- it’s so cute either way! The back is adorbs too! Well done, my little elfy poo. 🙂

    December 24, 2012 at 2:52 pm Reply
  • Melissa

    It looks great! I love your swirls, too- I was just reading that book this morning and wondering if I’m ready to try swirls- yours look fantastic!

    December 25, 2012 at 7:57 am Reply
  • Books_Bound

    Beautiful! I love that you “whipped up” something so cute. Go you! I like it as a wall hanging, but only because then you can see all three of the cute little pictures.

    I really like your quilting design–looks like swirling snow! I may have to check that book out. I did my first FMQ this past week on two separate projects, and I was surprised to find that it was pretty fun! I was so nervous to try it, but now I see myself using it a lot. There will be photos of my triumphs and failures in this realm soon. 🙂

    Merry Christmas to you!

    P.S. I just noticed it snows at the top of your blog. That is neat.

    December 25, 2012 at 2:50 pm Reply
  • Sarah

    That looks lovely,
    Where do you find the time. Hope you had a lovely christmas day.
    Sarah. x

    December 26, 2012 at 3:56 am Reply
  • Martha

    It is so beautiful. I love the quilting.
    Merry Christmas!.

    December 26, 2012 at 10:28 am Reply
  • Jessica

    I love that you just “whipped” that one up! I had a stack of Christmas fabric I want to use and now I know what to do! Thanks for the inspiration.

    December 26, 2012 at 3:33 pm Reply
  • Emily

    Dang girl, that is one awesome table runner! SOOO cute!
    Happy New Year!

    January 2, 2013 at 1:45 pm Reply
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  • nicke

    it makes me want it to be december again! xo lovely finish my dear!

    January 20, 2013 at 2:32 pm Reply
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