After the FMQ frenzy of the Autumn Splendor tablerunner, I took it a bit easier on the math and the quilting on this panel project. This Jim Shore panel had 8 pieces to it, which makes a horrible 2×4 layout on its own. As mentioned before, I “Brady Bunch”-ed it and make an Ohio star for the Alice position.
The panel blocks are surrounded by 3 1/2″ squares from my scrap stash, drawing on the Christmas fabrics that have been used in other projects with some complementary blues as well. I added an extra border of 5″ squares at the top and bottom to give the quilt a better ratio.
The center star got a Christmas tree quilted into it and some small-ish feathers in the star points.
The rest of the quilt got the ol’ meander treatment until I got to the Santa faces, which got outlined in the hats and beards so I didn’t feel like I was scribbling over Santa’s face. I have a feeling that might get me on the naughty list and I need a new vacuum cleaner this year.