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ho ho ho . . . oh oh oh!

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The end of last month, Kerry Green, of verykerryberry and co-author of 500 Quilt Blocks, posted a Ho Ho Ho banner tutorial as part of the Sizzix Christmas blog hop–what a clever and fun idea!

Based on her design, I made this table runner for my friends Kate and Ken, who decorate their home in a big way for the holidays–you should see their Santa collection!

Like Kerry, I used 2-inch squares. I added a 1/2-inch strip between the ho’s, a 1-inch red border (with 1-inch white square keystones) and a 2-inch green border.

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On the back I used a busy Christmas print (the better to hid the free-motion quilting, my dear), and I bound it with a white polka dot on gray–if you squint, it kind of looks like falling snow at dusk.

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What both Kate and I find amusing is that if you view the runner from the opposite side, the ho ho ho becomes oh oh oh! We wondered how this message should best be interpreted: should it be the oh oh oh of holiday overwhelm and stress . . . or the oh oh oh of Christmas anticipation and celebration? We opt for the latter!

finished dimensions: 12 1/2″ x 43″

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2 thoughts on “ho ho ho . . . oh oh oh!

  1. I love love love this. Going for the tute now!

  2. Sandra Louise on said:

    So cute , and it looks like it wouldn’t take long. Gotta love a few projects like that.

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