Thus it became time for the cozy of last resort. I call it that because once upon a time, the infamous Quilt Chicken made an air freshener cozy at the last minute just to say she had completed the challenge. It is a lovely cozy and a wonderful lesson in get 'er done.
I went to my stash and found the adorable snowpeople in trucks fabric along with the snowflake/star fabric. I had to argue a bit to avoid getting started on another complicated design. This was going to be your basic alternating blocks. A quick table runner. I did have a blue fabric similar to the red stars but I didn't want to think that hard. So it is a just a basic checkerboard.
I should have started here in the first place. My skills are very rusty. There was joy in cutting and sewing simple blocks. I managed to line up most of my corners and iron most of my seams in the right direction so they all laid flat. I don't usually even take pictures of the back of my flimsies, let alone post them but I am pleased with how this worked out.
Here it is appropriated shot on a pile of melting snow. It measures 16" x 24", The batting turned out to be thicker than I thought, so the quilt is a little puffy for a table topper. I did a simple cross hatching quilting. I decided that because I found the walking foot before I found the FMQ foot. It is the simple things, I know. An important reminder to self. Quilting causes the fabric to recede. I should have quilted over the red squares leaving the snow people to pop out. However, I knew the white thread would show my errors on the red. Yes. I could have gotten the red thread but I didn't think of that until I was already started.
Here you can see my only sort of wavy lines. It turned out better than I hoped given my rusty quilting skills. The walking foot is a wonderful invention!
And an art shot just because I finished in time to try and take arty pictures rather than desperately snapping a blurry shot just to get it linked in time!