Thursday, April 23, 2020

Christmas in April?

"Happy Little Christmas Trees" Table Topper, 16" x 16", made by Pam Geisel, April 2020

We've been in "quarantine" so long that I'm not sure what day it is, or even what month, although I'm pretty sure it's not December. I've heard of Christmas in July but I don't think it's July, either. I've been told that it's April so we'll go with that.

I recently got this red fabric with the green Christmas trees on it. If you've been following my blog, you might know that fabric sometimes speaks to me. (If not, you can read this short post.) This Christmas fabric was also speaking to me so I took a break from my other work and made this holiday piece. I added the green fabric in the middle to coordinate with the trees. The red piece in the center has gold printed on it.

I call this a "Table Topper" as opposed to a "Table Runner" because for me, a runner needs to be rectangular in shape and not square. I also believe that both table toppers and table runners can go directly on a table or on top of a table cloth. This one would look nice on a green, red, or cream colored table cloth.